China and Kyrgyzstan vow further cooperation

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BISHKEK (TCA) — During his talks with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov in northern China’s city of Tianjin on June 27 on the sidelines of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2016, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for enhanced cooperation with Kyrgyzstan in areas including the economy, infrastructure and international organizations, Xinhua reported.  

Stressing that China and Kyrgyzstan have highly complementary economies, Li said bilateral cooperation has great potential and broad prospects.

He called on both sides to increase cooperation and optimize bilateral trade structure.

“China is willing to enhance production capacity and investment cooperation with Kyrgyzstan,” Li told Jeenbekov.

He encouraged the two countries to push forward infrastructure construction projects such as the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project, urban road networks in Bishkek, and the China-Central Asia natural gas pipeline’s Line D, and expand advanced agricultural cooperation and personnel exchanges.

The two countries should also deepen law-enforcement and security cooperation and people-to-people exchanges in fields such as tourism, education, Chinese language, archaeology and youth exchanges to enhance mutual understanding and cement traditional friendship, Li said.

Jeenbekov called China “a strategic partner and top priority of Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy,” adding that his country is ready to enhance production capacity cooperation and implement large projects to raise bilateral cooperation to a new height.

Sergey Kwan

TCA