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President Xi Jinping Accepts the Order of Friendship Conferred by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

2022-09-15 22:16

On September 15 local time, President Xi Jinping accepted the Order of Friendship conferred by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the International Conference Center in Samarkand.

President Mirziyoyev delivered remarks before conferring the Order. He said that today was a day of historic significance and that he was deeply honored to confer the first Order of Friendship, the highest honor awarded by Uzbekistan to foreign individuals, on President Xi Jinping. President Xi has made major contributions to deepening Uzbekistan-China friendship, cementing mutual trust and enhancing bilateral cooperation. The people of Uzbekistan have high regard for President Xi. President Xi is the greatest statesman and a preeminent leader in today’s world. Under his wise leadership and personal guidance, China has made proud achievements in economic and social development, particularly its victory of the battle against extreme poverty and completion of the building of a moderately prosperous society, which have won extensive respect and recognition from the international community. China’s international status and influence has been on the rise. President Xi is without a doubt the core of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the core of all Chinese people. President Mirziyoyev expressed conviction that under the strong leadership of President Xi, China enjoys not only a bright today, but also an even brighter tomorrow. President Mirziyoyev wished friendly China peace and prosperity, and the Chinese people happiness and good health.

President Mirziyoyev said that under the personal care and guidance of President Xi Jinping, Uzbekistan-China relations have become increasingly mature and full of vitality, and have reached an unprecedented height. President Mirziyoyev noted that the joint statement he signed with President Xi today will surely elevate the Uzbekistan-China comprehensive strategic partnership to a new height and further benefit the two countries and peoples.

President Mirziyoyev put the Order on President Xi. The audience burst into a prolonged applause.

President Xi delivered remarks upon receiving the Order. He underscored that President Mirziyoyev’s awarding him the Order of Friendship speaks volumes for the great importance Uzbekistan places on China-Uzbekistan ties and the profound friendliness of the people of Uzbekistan towards the people of China. As the renowned Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi wrote, “Live in friendship with each other - There is no better lot.” As early as over 2,000 years ago, the two great peoples of China and Uzbekistan had exchanged goods and learned from each other through the Silk Road. Thirty years ago, the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Uzbekistan started a new chapter of friendship between the two peoples. The comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries has achieved leapfrog growth with fruitful outcomes in cooperation in various fields. This has boosted the development and rejuvenation of the two countries and injected positive energy into the peace and stability in Central Asia and the world. President Xi noted that he and President Mirziyoyev agreed to deepen the China-Uzbekistan comprehensive strategic partnership for a new era and build a China-Uzbekistan community with a shared future. China will work with Uzbekistan to usher in a new chapter of China-Uzbekistan friendship.

The Order of Friendship is the highest honor conferred by Uzbekistan on foreign individuals in recognition of their special contribution to growing friendly relations with Uzbekistan, resolving international and regional hotspot issues or supporting the national development of Uzbekistan. This is the first time of awarding the Order.

Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi and He Lifeng, among others, attended the ceremony.

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