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Peng Liyuan meets with Uzbek first lady

ISLAMABAD (PEN) : Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, met with Ziroatkhon Mirziyoyeva, wife of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in Beijing on Wednesday.

Peng said she appreciates Mirziyoyeva’s long-term commitment to charity and public welfare, and hopes that the two sides will strengthen mutual learning on the protection of women’s and children’s rights and interests, as well as the protection of vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, to bring benefits to people in both countries.

In recent years, cultural and people-to-people exchanges and cooperation between China and Uzbekistan have been thriving, Peng said, adding that she expects the two sides to uphold their traditional friendship.

Mirziyoyeva happily recalled her trips accompanying President Mirziyoyev to China. She spoke highly of Peng’s long-term work to promote the development of women’s and children’s causes, and expressed willingness to continue actively promoting close exchanges and cooperation between the two sides and contribute to deepening the Uzbekistan-China friendship.