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Development of cooperation between Kazakhstan and China

Posted on September 13, 2011 by Alex

Caspionet, Sept 12, 2011

During Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov’s visit to China, the two countries noted that Kazakhstan-China relations reached a level of comprehensive strategic partnership. Attendees of the meeting in Beijing discussed issues of economic and political character. At the meeting with the Kazakhstan Foreign Minister, the vice president of China Xi Jinping said that China highly evaluates the economic achievements of China. Next year the two countries will celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations and this anniversary will be celebrated widely. Foreign Ministers agreed to strengthen the cooperation of non-primary sectors of the economy.

Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of China:

“Our countries are going to continue their cooperation in power energy and oil and gas sectors. Medicine, science, technologies, agriculture and transportation are also very important areas of cooperation.”

Speaking at the China Institute of International Studies, Yerzhan Kazykhanov said that relations between Kazakhstan and China are based on the principles of equity and mutual profit. The turnover and the number of joint investments are increasing.

Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Kazakh Foreign Minister:

“The speed of the implementation of such infrastructural projects as oil and gas pipe lines, and the Western Europe-Western China transport corridors really amaze. The Khorgos International Centre of Frontier Cooperation as well as Dostyk-Alashankou and Altynkol Khorgos car and railway crossings are impressive as well. The creation of these facilities will give new impetus to the Kazakhstan-China turnover. It will also result in the expansion of Chinese exports through the territory of Kazakhstan to Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasuses, the Middle East and the Persian Gulf.”

Relations between Kazakhstan and China are developing dynamically. Countries are actively cooperating in the transportation, education and trade areas. Kazakhstan’s statistics showed that last year the mutual turnover exceeded 14 billion US dollars. It is assumed that within the next 4 years it will reach 20 billion US dollars. Currently, Kazakhstan’s diplomats are working on the simplification of acquiring drivers’ visa to China. Next year China will send a corresponding note to the Kazakhstan consulate. The foreign minister’s two-year working trip to China showed the readiness of Kazakhstan and China to develop bilateral relations actively.

SOURCE: http://www.kazakhembus.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=776&cntnt01origid=15&cntnt01returnid=201

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