Wednesday, June 22, 2016

China, Uzbekistan lift ties to comprehensive strategic partnership  06-22-2016

China and Uzbekistan have elevated ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership after talks between Chinese president Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart, Islam Karimov, in Tashkent. Both leaders also agreed to jointly promote the Belt and Road Initiative. They said both countries should connect development strategies and expand cooperation in production capacity, infrastructure construction, energy and agriculture. China and Uzbekistan vowed to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism, and to support each other in territorial and security issues. Both leaders also agreed to boost the development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization mechanism. They also witnessed the signing of various cooperative agreements.