The President of China, Xi Jinping, arrived to Uzbekistan on September 8, 2013, with an aim to improve bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries. Upon his arrival, Xi delivered a written speech in which he appreciated the time-honored friendship between China and Uzbekistan.


The Chinese President in his speech said that the Silk Road has linked the two nations together since more than 2,000 years back. The diplomatic relations between the two countries have been established 21 years ago. Xi said that the two countries have witnessed all-round and fast development of bilateral ties. In his speech, Xi said that history has constantly proved that it is always the right strategy to pursue everlasting friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation.

Xi also stated that he is looking forward to exchanging views with the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov on bilateral relations and cooperation, along with other global and regional issues of common concern. Xi said, “I am confident that this visit will be successful and inject fresh vigor into the development of the China-Uzbekistan strategic partnership”.

The President of China flew to the Uzbek capital after he wrapped up a state visit to Kazakhastan. During his earlier trip, Xi visited Turkmenistan and also attended a Group of 20 summit in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.

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