It gives me great pleasure on behalf of the Uzbek people to warmly congratulate you and the entire Chinese people with a significant date in the annals of our unforgettable full and fruitful cooperation - the 25 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the People's Republic of China.
The relationship between Uzbekistan and China have ancient origins from the times of the Great silk road. In our grateful memory, the history keeps vivid examples and unique facts about sustainable trade, scientific and humanitarian exchange, interpenetration of our cultures, traditions and customs.
Dynamically developing China has possessed a great authority and influence in the world today, has become a close and reliable partner for Uzbekistan, with whom we are connected through strong ties of friendship, mutual understanding and respect.
Today the relations between Uzbekistan and China, primarily due to your personal initiatives have gained truly mature, fully meaningful and mutually beneficial. Thanks to the consistent and tireless efforts of the parties our friendly countries and peoples have established long-term and multifaceted cooperation, the dynamics of visits at the interstate and intergovernmental levels is increasing.
We continue to support your deeply thoughtful and balanced foreign policy, one China policy, measures to fight against terrorism, extremism and separatism.
Uzbekistan is interested to further expand constructive interaction with China within the UN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other authoritative international organizations and financial institutions.
I am pleased to note a solid legal base that became the foundation for bilateral relations, the core element of which in fact is the Treaty of friendship and cooperation. It is with great warmth and sincerity I remember your state visit to Uzbekistan in June 2016, during which the historic Joint Declaration was signed. It is our firm conviction that it has brought the Uzbek-Chinese relations to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership.
Particularly noteworthy are achievements in the development of trade-economic, financial-technical and investment cooperation. Uzbekistan highly appreciates the consistent support of China's major programmes of reform and modernization of the economy. Large-scale high-tech investment projects in industrial, energy, transport, telecommunications, agriculture and many other areas have been implemented in Uzbekistan with the assistance and participation of the Chinese side.
The launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has opened even more opportunities for the economic cooperation.
I am convinced that in the forthcoming meetings we will have a great opportunity to continue our open dialogue across a wide spectrum of bilateral and multilateral agenda in order to give a powerful impetus to the development of comprehensive Uzbek-Chinese relations.
Taking this pleasant opportunity, I want to congratulate you, Mr. XI Jinping, all your loved ones a happy New year, to wish you good health, happiness and every success in your responsible state activity, and prosperity to the friendly people of China ", - the message of the President of Uzbekistan states.