Friday, August 28, 2015

Nazarbayev to visit China

By Dinara Urazova

Tengrinews - AUGUST 25, 2015 

Nursultan Nazarbayev is going on an official state visit to China to meet Xi Jinping amid the tumultuous situation in the global economy, Tengirnews reports citing the press-secretary of the Kazakh President Dauren Abayev.
"On August 31 the President of Kazakhstan will pay a state visit to China at the official invitation of Beijing. (...) He will meet with the Chinese President Xi Jinping, will take part in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Victory. The leaders will "compare notes" in all areas of our cooperation, especially given the difficult situation in the global economy, including the global trend of weakening of the national currencies (Chinese yen and Kazakh tenge)," Abayev said.
High level agreements will be signed in industry, investment, energy and logistics during the visit that is expected to become a new stage in the development of strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and China.
"The President will also discuss increasing trade turnover and synchronization of transport projects Nurly Zhol and the New Silk Road. In addition, the President will meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the heads of the largest corporations in China. Large-scale joint investment projects are also on the agenda of these meetings," the press secretary of the Kazakh President said.
Abayev emphasized that Nazarbayev was going to China for a state visit, not just to attend the Victory Day celebrations.
"As far as I know, among the big number of world leaders who are arriving in China for the Victory Day, only Nursultan Nazarbayev was given an opportunity to make a state visit," representative of Akorda said. He did not rule out that in the framework of his visit, the President of Kazakhstan would have bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries who will attend the Victory Day parade in Beijing.
"As Nursultan Nazarbayev puts it, crisis is a window of opportunity, so we are going to China once again to use these opportunities,” the spokesman concluded.

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