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China-Uzbekistan ties come to “best time”

Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan Sun Lijie has said relations between China and Uzbekistan have kept developing in a sustainable and deep-going way and fruitful results have been achieved over recent years.Prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Uzbekistan, Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan Sun Lijie said China- Uzbekistan relations have come to its best time in history.

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): SUN LIJIE, Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan
“Since China and Uzbekistan established a strategic partnership in 2012, the two countries have lifted their

ties, deepen political trust and pragmatic cooperation. Cultural exchanges have also ushered into a new

development era. I’d like to say that China- Uzbekistan relations have come to its best time in history. ”

Sun believed that Xi’s visit will surely give a new impetus to the development of China-Uzbekistan ties and

open a new chapter for friendly cooperation between the two countries.

The Chinese ambassador said that the pragmatic cooperation between the two countries has now

embarked on a “fast track,” driven by joint construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt and bilateral

production capacity cooperation.

Bilateral trade between the two countries has kept increasing and has been diversified, and the two

countries are highly complementary to each other in terms of resources and essential factors of production.

Sun said China is powerful in funding resources and has a well-developed manufacturing industry and

strong production capacity, while Uzbekistan has rich natural resources, abundant labor and a strong

desire for industrial upgrade.

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