China and Uzbekistan have signed a trilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) regarding the management of the Kyrgyz section of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project. The Central Asian state also approved the boosting of exports of textiles, shoes, and other goods to China in exchange for the latter to expedite the authorisation of animal and plant quarantine permits for different product categories.
The two countries decided to accelerate railway construction in order to strengthen interconnected transport infrastructure and operational transportation channels between China and Uzbekistan.
The governments of the two nations also agreed to increase cooperation between the Belt and Road Initiative and the development strategy of ‘New Uzbekistan’ for 2022-2026, according to various Chinese media reports.
Uzbekistan also expressed its support for the Global Development Initiative (GDI) proposed by China and hopes that the project will help in the fulfilment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as expected.