Shavkat Mirziyoyev takes part in opening ceremony of the third China
International Import Expo, CIIE-2020
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Shavkat Mirziyoyev takes part in opening ceremony
of the third China International Import Expo, CIIE-2020
Yesterday, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Shavkat Mirziyoyev, at the invitation of President of the People’s Republic
of China Xi Jinping, delivered a welcoming video message to the participants
of the opening ceremony of the third China International Import Expo
CIIE-2020 in the city of Shanghai, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
According to the Press Service of the President of the Republic of
Uzbekistan, in his speech, the head of our state noted that such a
large-scale event as this Expo is indicative of China’s success in restoring
the national economy and the exceptional demand for broader international
cooperation amid the current pandemic.
In this respect, the Uzbek leader expounded on key issues pertinent to the
enhancement of mutually advantageous trade and economic interaction and the
development of ties among regions of countries in the context of the global
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke of the steadfast measures taken in
Uzbekistan to liberalize the national economy, simplify the foreign trade
regime and export-import procedures, harmonize the regulatory framework with
international standards, shape green corridors, join the World Trade
Organization, and deliver an even more favorable investment climate.
Consolidation of cooperation in transport and expansion of Central Asia’s
transport and transit potential remains an important priority, the head of
our state noted.
In light of Uzbekistan’s active support for the One Belt One Road
initiative, which opens up extensive prospects for bolstering the regional
and interregional connectedness, confidence was expressed that Central Asia,
as in the days of the Great Silk Road, could again become a hub of transport
and transit corridors between Europe and Asia.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev stressed the great importance of the initiative to create
new corridors connecting the railway systems of Central and South Asia,
which would seal the land transport system of the Eurasian continent.
In this regard, the head of state informed the ceremony participants that
our country is in favor of accelerating the realization of a project for the
construction of railroad along the route of the new multimodal transport
In addition, it was proposed to unite efforts in forming an integrated
network of land ports, logistics and wholesale distribution centers within
the framework of the One Belt One Road initiative.
Taking into account the demand for these initiatives, hope was expressed for
the active support of partners and international organizations for
Uzbekistan’s proposal to establish a Regional Center for Transport and
Communication Interconnectedness under the auspices of the United Nations,
voiced during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced the country’s readiness for vigorous
advancement of industrial cooperation, organization of new joint ventures,
primarily for the deep processing of mineral resources and the production of
goods with high added value for export markets.
To this end, the head of our state suggested that a joint program be adopted
to promote industrial cooperation and stimulate business representatives of
the two countries to spearhead specific projects using various instruments
of joint investment funds, investment guarantees and insurance.
Uzbekistan’s leader drew the attention of ceremony participants to the fact
that in the context of the pandemic, speeding up digitalization processes of
the economy has acquired particular urgency.
In this respect, Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed to develop joint measures on an
even wider introduction of information technologies in international trade,
customs clearance, transport, education.
The President spoke about the pressing need for closer international
coordination and interaction at the bilateral and regional levels to
overcome the socio-economic crisis caused by the coronavirus contagion.
No country, it was highlighted, can overcome the consequences of the
pandemic by its own in the face of production decline, the growing demand
for medical supplies, financial instability and disruption of global supply
In conclusion, Shavkat Mirziyoyev wished the participants of the Expo
successful work and expressed confidence that the exhibition will afford an
additional impetus to the process of restoring world trade and boosting the
international economic cooperation.
Leaders of Serbia, Chile, South Africa, Spain, Pakistan and other countries,
heads of a number of international organizations also delivered statements
to the ceremony.
Within the framework of the third China International Import Expo 2020, the
Uzbek-Chinese business forum is due November 5 in Shanghai. About 150
representatives of major Chinese trade and investment companies are expected
to attend the event.
The forum is to play host to a presentation of the investment, export and
tourism potential of Uzbekistan. In particular, Chinese business circles
will get acquainted with new opportunities for cooperation with Uzbek
partners in the oil and gas, textile, chemical, electrical engineering,
metallurgical, food, agricultural and construction industries.
Occasion participants will also be informed about the favorable business
climate in Uzbekistan, conditions for doing business in free economic zones,
achievements in economic development across sectors.
Speech by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the opening ceremony of
the third China International Import Expo 2020
Distinguished Heads of State and Government!
Esteemed heads of delegations and exposition participants!
First and foremost, allow me to express gratitude to His Excellency
President of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping for the
invitation to take part in the opening ceremony of the third China
International Import Expo.
I greet all the participants of the event, who have gathered to demonstrate
the economic achievements of their countries, the latest developments and
Good to know that representatives of 180 nations and international
organizations are taking part in Expo 2020.
This is a clear indication of the growing dynamics of relations between the
PRC and foreign partners.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on the
international economy. The volume of world trade has decreased, and global
production chains and trade links have been partially disrupted.
The global socio-economic crisis caused by the pandemic has highlighted the
urgent need for closer international coordination and interaction at the
bilateral and regional levels.
Holding such a large-scale event as this Expo is suggestive of China’s
success in restoring the national economy as well as the exceptional demand
for broader international trade and economic cooperation.
Such platforms can prove an important factor in the development of
international economic dialogue and the soonest resolution of the global
socio-economic problems caused by the pandemic.
I will take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the
leadership of the People’s Republic of China for the significant assistance
and support provided to Uzbekistan in combating the coronavirus infection.
Uzbekistan sees great prospects in extensive economic partnership with China
building on the mutual complementary nature of our economies.
Our country took an active part in the first two Expos in Shanghai, which
gave a significant impetus to bilateral trade and investment cooperation.
This time around, the pandemic notwithstanding, Uzbek companies are
energetic again at the Expo.
Uzbekistan highly appreciates the new strategic course of the President of
the PRC, aimed at ensuring stability in commerce, eliminating trade
barriers, as well as stimulating global economic growth by bolstering the
interconnectedness of the economies of diverse nations.
I would like to dwell on the most critical aspects of trade and economic
First. Liberalization of the national economy, including the foreign trade
regime, has been a consistent priority in Uzbekistan.
The objectives of joining the World Trade Organization and delivering an
even more favorable investment climate are being addressed.
We are actively working to harmonize our regulatory framework with
international standards. We are improving and significantly simplifying the
mechanisms of customs and tariffs, fiscal regulation and export-import
procedures, continuing to create green corridors.
We propose to agree on the range of products in demand in the markets of the
two countries and to stimulate investments in projects designed to organize
Second. Consolidation of transport cooperation is a key priority.
Uzbekistan pays much attention to the accelerated development of transport
and transit potential, to the formation of an effective system of land
communications in the region.
We have actively supported the One Belt One Road initiative, which offers
wide-ranging prospects for strengthening regional and interregional
Today, Central Asia, as in the days of the Great Silk Road, can once again
become a hub of trade, economic and transport-transit corridors between
Europe and Asia.
We welcome the launch of a new multimodal transport corridor
China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan, and are in favor of speeding up the development
of project for the construction of a railway along this route.
We also propose to join efforts in shaping an integrated network of land
ports, logistics and wholesale distribution centers within the framework of
the Belt and Road initiative.
Initiatives to create new transport corridors linking the railroad systems
of Central and South Asia are of great importance.
This would seal the overland transport system of the Eurasian continent.
At the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Uzbekistan came
up with a proposal to establish a Regional Center for Transport and
Communication Connectivity under the auspices of the UN.
We look forward to receiving energetic support for this initiative by
partners and international organizations.
Third. Uzbekistan is currently boosting its industrial development. We are
pursuing a policy of reducing raw material exports, diversifying and
increasing the production of goods with high added value.
In this context, we stand for the dynamic advancement of industrial
cooperation, organization of new joint ventures, primarily for the deep
processing of mineral resources and the production of goods with high added
value for export markets.
To this end, we propose to adopt a joint program of industrial cooperation
and encourage business representatives of the two nations to implement
specific projects through various instruments of joint investment funds,
investment guarantees and insurance.
Fourth. Given the pandemic, stepping up the processes of digitalization of
the economy has acquired particular urgency.
We propose to work out joint measures for the even wider introduction of
information technologies in international trade, customs clearance,
transport and education.
Growth in trade volumes through the use of electronic trading platforms is
Uzbekistan is ready to cooperate in the implementation of promising schemes
Fifth. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a key issue on the global agenda. This
crisis is likely to be protracted.
It is clear that in the face of declining production, mounting demand for
medical supplies, financial instability and disruption to global supply
chains, no country can overcome the negative effects of the pandemic by its
The situation requires solidarity, coordinated and, crucially, effective
action in addressing this vital issue.
In this respect, we also propose to build up interaction in healthcare,
exchange experience in countering the pandemic and epidemiological threats
of trans-boundary nature.
Ladies and gentlemen,
We are convinced that Expo 2020 will afford an additional impetus to the
process of restoring world trade and expanding international economic
I wish all the participants every success in their endeavors.
Thank you for attention.