The solemn awarding ceremony to the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping of the highest state award of the Republic of Uzbekistan – the Supreme Degree «Do’stlik» (‘Friendship’) Order took place.
Presenting the award, the President noted the enormous personal contribution of the Chinese President to strengthening the centuries-old ties of friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership, deepening trust and mutual understanding, expanding economic, cultural and humanitarian ties between our peoples.
It has been emphasized that due to the joint efforts and a special attention of the Chinese leader, Uzbek-Chinese relations have reached an unprecedented high level today, have acquired a mature and dynamic character. The large-scale programs and projects of trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation are being actively implemented.
Receiving the highest award of the Republic of Uzbekistan was an expression of deep respect for Xi Jinping as a statesman and internationally recognized political figure.
The President of the People’s Republic of China became the first foreign leader to be awarded the Supreme Degree «Do’stlik» (‘Friendship’) Order.