Luo Zhaohui, chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), held a virtual meeting with Farhod Arziev, Uzbek ambassador to China, on May 17.
Luo said that this year is the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uzbekistan. The two heads of state met during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, indicating the way for the development of China-Uzbekistan relations.
China is willing to work with Uzbekistan to implement the important consensus of the two heads of state, promote the synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Development Strategy of New Uzbekistan, and fully support Uzbekistan in hosting the 2022 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Samarkand, said Luo.
He added that China is willing to continue to help in Uzbekistan's anti-pandemic fight, strengthen cooperation in poverty alleviation, agriculture, climate change, and personnel training, among other areas, and promote the continuous development of friendly relations between the two countries.
Arziev said that Uzbekistan sincerely appreciates China's support in its anti-pandemic fight and long-standing assistance to economic and social development of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan values the Uzbekistan-China comprehensive strategic partnership and is willing to work closely with China to yield more results in cooperation, Arziev said, adding that his country is also willing to work with China to actively explore tripartite cooperation.
He said as the rotating chairman of the SCO in 2022, Uzbekistan will do its utmost to make the Samarkand Summit a success, and thanked China for its support in organizing it.
The two sides also had an in-depth exchange of views on specific issues regarding their development cooperation.