May 23, 2014
As reported earlier, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has visited the People's Republic of China to meet with President of the PRC Xi Jinping and take part in the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.
The President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and President of the PRC Xi Jinping held a meeting in the residence of the Chinese leader in the city of Shanghai. During the conversation, the two sides attached a high appraisal to the current state of relations between our two nations and stressed the importance of such meetings in defining the prospects in the further development of cooperation.
The head of our state underscored the favorable dynamics in the promotion of interaction and expressed sincere gratitude to his Chinese colleague for a warm and cordial reception.
In his turn, the leader of the People's Republic of China stated his firm commitment to the consolidation of truly strategic partnership between our two nations. Xi Jinping underlined his willingness to keep maintaining close personal dialogue with Uzbekistan's leader, pushing for even greater achievements in bilateral relations.
The head of Chinese state said he stands for an even closer contact between the two countries in regional and international affairs. Having noted that Uzbekistan is an important nation in the region, Xi Jinping proposed to unite efforts with our country to cement trust among the nations of Asia, promote peace and stability and assist the socio-economic development in the region.
Islam Karimov and Xi Jinping discussed in detail a whole range of issues on the bilateral agenda, including the further consolidation of cooperation in the political, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres.
The two heads of state exchanged their visions on the pressing issues of regional and international nature.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part and delivered a speech at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in the city of Shanghai.
CICA is an international forum dedicated to the consolidation of cooperation directed at ensuring peace, security and stability in Asia. The Conference currently unites 24 states. Nine countries and four international organizations are observers at CICA.
In his speech, the head of our state noted that there is scarcely any nation, society in the world today that would not express concern at the alarming, unbalanced political and economic developments in the contemporary world, which in its turn cannot but affect the construction of international security. Evaluating the situation currently unfolding in certain regions of the globe, one cannot but recognize the substantial aggravation of destabilizing factors, namely, the threats of use of force and burst of violence. Hardly mitigating have been the threats posed by international terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, interethnic and interreligious enmity.
Islam Karimov drew the attention of summit participants to an important aspect - the issue of trust. According to Uzbekistan's leader, mutual movement of the conflicting sides toward each other in their aspiration to address the problems arising between them is imperative in the first place for those sides to come to reconciliation. Otherwise, practically all the negotiation processes turn into reciprocal complains and blames addressed to one another, and that this kind of process can last infinitely. This, in its turn, creates so-called frozen conflicts across various regions of the world, the outgrowth and internationalization of which are facilitated to a large extent by external forces pursuing their own far-reaching designs. Nonetheless, however the situation unfolds, the principal reason behind the emergence of a conflict lies in the loss of mutual trust between confronting sides, which ought to be restored and mandatorily cemented. [Please click here to continue].