On August 5, 2019, at the National Agency for Project Management under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held a meeting with representatives of the people's government of the city of Liuzhou (China).
The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Agency, headed by Deputy Director D. Maksudov, on the Chinese side - a group with Executive Vice Mayor of the People’s Government of Liuzhou Mr. Liu Ke.
Deputy Director D. Maksudov noted the strong bilateral ties between Uzbekistan and China in recent years, marked by a high degree of economic activity, with a total trade turnover of $ 6.4 billion.
“China has been the largest source of investment in Uzbekistan for four consecutive years. We are grateful that China considers Uzbekistan to be one of the key partners in the implementation of the «One Belt - One Way» Initiative, investing heavily in infrastructure, transport and telecommunication sector in Uzbekistan. Trade and economic relations between China and Uzbekistan are supported by political understanding between the leaders of the two countries,” - he emphasized.
The Chinese side took the initiative to give the status of "twin cities" to the cities of Jizzakh and Liuzhou, as a symbolic and wise step towards establishing friendly, mutually beneficial relations.
On the meeting, the possibility of establishing export-import between the cities of Jizzakh and Ludzhou and creating a local production of auto parts for the Uzbek automobile industry was discussed.
Following the meeting, a memorandum of understanding aimed to create a legal framework for establishing mutual cooperation in industry, agriculture, economics, trade, culture, education, healthcare, tourism, sports, and art was signed.
At the end of the meeting, the Chinese delegation invited representatives of the Uzbek side to visit the city of Liuzhou to get acquainted with industrial facilities.
For reference: Located in the center of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Liuzhou is not only a well-known historical and cultural city, but also an interesting tourist place. Covering an area of 18,707 square kilometers, it has a population of about 4 million. Being a developed industrial city, it is the largest industrial base in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Liuzhou is an important center of science (mainly applied scientific research, including in the field of telecommunications and IT) and education. There are 13 research institutes in the city and its suburbs, 7 research and development institutes in industry, 111 companies and research and development centers, including national engineering and technological research centers: new materials and parts for automobiles; indium and other rare earth metals; introducing technology for the production of paper from bamboo pulp.