On May 10, 2012, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met in Beijing with his Uzbekistan counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is in China to attend the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers Council.
Yang said that China-Uzbekistan relations have maintained a positive momentum of development since the two countries forged diplomatic ties 20 years ago. He noted that the two countries have established a friendly and cooperative partnership, carried out fruitful cooperation on major issues of mutual concern and in the international arena and implemented major projects in fields including economy and trade, energy, transportation and communication, thus safeguarding strategic security and development interests of both countries. "China regards Uzbekistan as a sincere friend and reliable partner and is willing to work with Uzbekistan and take the opportunity of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties to implement all consensuses reached by the two countries' leaders and agreements between the two sides so as to promote bilateral relations to a new high," Yang said.
Kamilov said the friendly relations between the two countries have a long history. Uzbekistan and China have enjoyed rapid growth in their friendly cooperative partnership in recent years, with fruitful results. "Uzbekistan attaches great importance to the relationship with China and is willing to make joint efforts to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields and therefore to bring bilateral friendly cooperative partnership to a new level," he added.
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.