Kyrgyzstan and China reiterate willingness to enhance cooperation

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BISHKEK (TCA) — During his working visit to China on January 6, Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and awarded China’s Minister of Commerce with Kyrgyzstan’s Danaker Order for his big contribution to the development of Kyrgyz-Chinese cooperation, Atambayev’s press service said.  

During their meeting, Atambayev and Xi Jinping agreed to deepen security cooperation and jointly combat the “three evils” of terrorism, separatism and extremism, Xinhua reported.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kyrgyzstan, said Xi, adding that bilateral ties have reached an unprecedented height.

Xi attributed the achievements in bilateral ties to the adherence to the principles of good-neighborliness, mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation by the two sides.

He said that China and Kyrgyzstan have become truly good friends and partners, and that China is willing to work with Kyrgyzstan to push forward their strategic partnership.

The Chinese leader spoke highly of the achievements by the two countries in the Belt and Road Initiative, calling on the two sides to speed up construction of major infrastructure projects, enhance cooperation in production capacity, promote cooperation between small and medium enterprises, and dovetail the Belt and Road Initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union.

Atambayev said that China is an important strategic partner of Kyrgyzstan and has provided huge support for the country’s prosperity and stability.

Kyrgyzstan is willing to enhance cooperation with China in infrastructure, agriculture, and the Belt and Road construction, the Kyrgyz president said.

Sergey Kwan

TCA