BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Tashkent Wednesday for a state visit to Uzbekistan, where he met with his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation.
Following are the highlights of President Hu's activities on Wednesday.
TASHKENT -- In a statement released upon his arrival at the airport, Hu said his visit was aimed at enhancing the long-standing friendship between the peoples of the two countries and advancing the friendly and cooperative partnership to a new level.
The Chinese president said he would discuss with his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov ways to promote bilateral ties and boost mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation and they would also exchange views on major international and regional issues of common concern.
TASHKENT -- When meeting here with Karimov on Wednesday, Hu pledged to enhance Sino-Uzbek cooperation.
Hu hailed the development of the Sino-Uzbek ties since the two countries established friendly and cooperative partnership in 2004.
He also put forward a six-point proposal for enhancing the friendly and cooperative partnership with Uzbekistan.
Hu spoke highly of Uzbekistan's efforts to deepen cooperation among the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries, enhance the internal construction of the organization and boost the organization's international status during its SCO presidency.