Uzbekistan, China Discuss Railroad Construction Project


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, March 28. Uzbekistan andChina discussed the promotion of the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-Chinarailroad construction project, Trend reports.

The discussion took place at a meeting between President ofUzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev with a delegation from China headedby chairman of the people's government of China's Xinjiang UygurAutonomous Region Erkin Tuniyaz.

The sides discussed priority areas for further expansion ofUzbek-Chinese multifaceted cooperation, including the developmentof practical interaction between Uzbekistan's regions and XinjiangUygur Autonomous Region.

The current highest level of Uzbek-Chinese relations offriendship and all-weather strategic partnership has been notedwith deep satisfaction.

Uzbekistan's trade turnover with the Xinjiang Uygur AutonomousRegion is growing; this region currently accounts for about 10percent of mutual trade between the countries.

The portfolio of investment projects with leading companies fromthe Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region amounts to $3.5 billion andcovers such areas as green energy and electrical industry,construction sector and production of new types of buildingmaterials, metallurgy, modernization of infrastructure, andothers.

A program of cultural exchange is being activelyimplemented.

The Uzbek President emphasized the importance of enhancingmutually beneficial cooperation with the Xinjiang Uygur AutonomousRegion and accelerating joint projects. A number of priorityareas-innovative technologies, agriculture and water management,transportation and logistics, banking and financial sector,education, traditional medicine-have been outlined.

Uzbekistan will actively participate in the China-Eurasia Expoannually held in Urumqi.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed in detail thedevelopment of humanitarian and tourism ties.

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