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Premier Li urges enhanced industrial cooperation with Uzbekistan

Updated: May 13,2017 9:32 PM

Premier Li Keqiang met Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on May 13. The Uzbek president is in Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14 and 15.

Premier Li said China and Uzbekistan’s bilateral ties and diplomatic relations have gained momentum and the two countries have forged a comprehensive strategic partnership with political mutual trust and win-win cooperation that bring benefits to the people of both countries.

He called for Uzbekistan to introduce more eco-friendly equipment with high value and competitive prices from China, so as to push forward the industrialization of Uzbekistan.

China is willing to expand imports of high standard products from Uzbekistan and promote the bilateral cooperation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), in an effort to achieve win-win results, the Premier added.

Mirziyoyev said Uzbekistan holds a great expectation for the prospects of the two countries’ future relationship. Uzbekistan will learn from the successful experiences of China’s development strategies to further enhance its cooperation with China in various fields, such as transportation infrastructure construction, energy, water and electricity

In addition, he said Uzbekistan also will boost industrial cooperation with China in production capacity and building industrial parks, with an aim to upgrade the bilateral cooperation to a new level.