Xi holds talks with Uzbek president

XI'AN – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday held talks with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the city of Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province.

Xi welcomed Mirziyoyev to China for the China-Central Asia Summit and a state visit. He recalled his state visit to Uzbekistan last September and the hospitality of Mirziyoyev.

He congratulated Mirziyoyev on Uzbekistan's recent successful referendum and the adoption of the new Constitution, which fully demonstrated the deep trust and wholehearted support of the Uzbek people for Mirziyoyev.

He expressed confidence that under Mirziyoyev's leadership, reform and opening up in Uzbekistan will enjoy broader prospects and the development of "New Uzbekistan" will yield greater outcomes.

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Xi noted their joint announcement of the implementation of the vision of a community with a shared future at the bilateral level and the new characterization of the bilateral relations last September. He expressed China's readiness to work with Uzbekistan to deepen cooperation across the board and build a China-Uzbekistan community with a shared future.