Sh. Mirziyoyev thanked China for its support at an important moment for Uzbekistan, which fully reflects the high political mutual trust between the two nations. The Uzbek side will continue to follow a development path in line with its own national conditions, support China to safeguard its core interests and major concerns and combat the three forces of separatism, terrorism and extremism, the Interim President said.
Uzbekistan is willing to further consolidate and develop China-Uzbek comprehensive strategic partnership by jointly building the Belt and Road, he said.
The Chinese FM said that Uzbekistan is expected to enter a new stage after its presidential election in December. Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries' diplomatic relations. At this important historical juncture, the Chinese side is willing to implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Uzbekistan in June.
Led by the joint projects for the Belt and Road Initiative, Wang said, the two countries should reinvigorate their comprehensive strategic partnership for more positive results in the new period.
Before the meeting, Wang paid tribute to late Uzbek President Islam Karimov in the ancient Uzbek city of Samarkand, his hometown.
The Chinese Foreign Minister also held talks with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov in Tashkent.
The People's Republic of China is one of the leading trade and investment partners of Uzbekistan. The volume of trade between our countries exceeds $4 billion, some $ 6.5 billion Chinese investments and loans have been attracted to priority projects in Uzbekistan.