China will always support Kazakhstan - Xi Jinping

China will always be a pillar of reliable support for Kazakhstan
Photo credit: Akorda

Presidents of Kazakhstan and China -  Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Xi Jinping - held narrow format negotiations in the Akorda Palace, Kazinform News Agency reports. 

At the beginning of the talks, the Head of State thanked the Chinese leader for accepting the invitation to visit Kazakhstan.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted exceptional importance of Xi Jinping’s visit.

“The People’s Republic of China is a friendly neighboring country, an important strategic partner and one of key allies,” he said.

The Kazakh President expressed satisfaction with the Kazakh-Chinese relations, based on unshakable friendship and mutual support, and developing at unprecedented paces. 

“I highly appreciate your contribution to strengthening the eternal all-round strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and China. I fully support your initiative to bring the two countries’ cooperation to a new level, which will benefit our nations,” the President of Kazakhstan stressed.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev highly praised the state of the Kazakh-Chinese cooperation, which develops consistently in all areas. 

“China is not only a good neighbor for us, but also a close friend and time-tested reliable partner. Based on unbreakable values of common history, good-neighborly relations and mutual support, we have built truly exemplary interstate relations filled with a new quality content from one year to another,” he noted.

In turn, Xi Jinping thanked the President of Kazakhstan for a warm welcome on the Kazakh land.

“Dear Mr. President, my dear friend! Thank you for the attention provided to my visit. Since taking office of the Head of State, you have been vigorously and purposefully promoting the reforms and development of the country. You have adopted a package of efficient measures in the domestic and foreign policy. Due to this, overall power and international authority of your country has increased significantly. Being friendly neighbors, we are delighted to see these achievements,” Xi Jinping said.

“Last year, we met two times - in Xi’an and in Beijing. We outlined new plans and determined the main areas of the dynamic development of the Kazakh-Chinese relations in the era of “golden 30 years”. I want to confirm that China has always viewed the relations with Kazakhstan from a strategic height. We consider Kazakhstan a priority in our foreign policy, in relations with neighboring countries, and an important partner in Central Asia. Our will and determination to ensure Chinese-Kazakh relations remain unshakable and are not subject to conjunctural influences. I assure you that China will always be a reliable pillar of support for Kazakhstan," the Chinese President stressed.

As reported earlier, Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping arrived in Astana for a state visit. The program of the visit includes bilateral talks at the highest level and signing a number of important documents.

Xi Jinping will also participate in the 24th summit of the SCO Heads of State Council.

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