Monday, August 31, 2015

China, Kazakhstan pledge stronger ties during Nazarbayev visit

Xinhua  08-31-2015

BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Beijing on Monday, agreeing to build stronger ties.
Xi welcomed Nazarbayev to China for his state visit and to participate in the country's V-Day celebrations on Sept. 3.
Xi praised the progress of ties since the two forged an all-round strategic partnership in 2011, citing expanded cooperation, solid political trust and efficient coordination.
He called on both sides to strengthen support for each other and safeguard each other's core interests.
Xi called for improved bilateral cooperation in capacity, investment, trade, energy, infrastructure and high technology, and urged the countries to make full use of financing mechanisms such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund.
The two leaders agreed to integrate the China-proposed Silk Road Economic Belt with Kazakhstan's new economic policy, called the Bright Road, to achieve common prosperity.
China is ready to cement security cooperation with Kazakhstan to jointly safeguard regional peace and stability, Xi said.


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