Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang has urged the construction of the Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project at the earliest to facilitate regional connectivity.

He stated that the two countries will implement a five-year plan for economic, trade and investment cooperation to achieve a target of $10 billion in bilateral trade.

Qin said both sides must expand new energy cooperation, optimise the energy mix and safeguard energy security. He also invited the Uzbek President to attend the China-Central Asia Summit and the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

(Writing by P Deol; Editing by Anoop Menon)