As SCO members, the two countries face the common tasks of safeguarding national sovereignty and security, and maintaining regional peace and stability. The two countries share similar positions on issues of fighting the "three forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism. Senior security officials from both countries have maintained necessary contacts and conducted fruitful cooperation, Yu said.
With steady development of political, economic and energy cooperation between the two nations over recent years, Uzbek people are increasingly interested in China and the Chinese language. Nearly 2,000 Uzbek students are learning Chinese. The Confucius Institute in Tashkent has played an active role in promoting cultural exchanges since it was set up five years ago, he said.
The ambassador said he believes that President Hu's visit will enhance mutual political trust between the two nations and upgrade the bilateral ties. Source: Xinhua【1】 【2】 【3】