Uzbekistan and China developing cooperation in the field of human rights 02.10.2013

Uzbekistan and China developing cooperation in the field of human rights

Uzbekistan and China developing cooperation in the field of human rights Uzbekistan and China are the countries with an ancient history and rich culture, nations of which for more than 2,000 years were linked via the Great Silk Road. At current stage, both countries are in the process of active political dialogue based on the principles of trust, mutual respect and non-interference. It is these three principles of the Uzbek-Chinese relations that were highlighted by the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov during the first state visit of the President Xi Jinping to Uzbekistan this year in September. Official documents served for the cooperation are the Treaty on Cooperation Partnership Relations of Friendship and Cooperation and the Joint Declaration on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership. Today, China is the second largest trade partner and investor in Uzbekistan. Referring to the statistics of cooperation between the two countries, it should be noted that since 2002 Uzbekistan attracted investments and loans from China worth a total of 6.75 billion U.S. dollars to implement 83 projects. An important milestone in the historiography of cooperation is the official visit of the President of Uzbekistan to China in June 2012, during which 45 agreements and contracts worth U.S. $ 5.3 billion were concluded.