We want to boost Kazakhstan-China interaction in non-primary sector, especially within industrial-innovative development program - N. Nazarbayev

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ASTANA. December 28. KAZINFORM Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has received today Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Yang Jiechi in Akorda Palace.

As the President's press service informs, the parties focused on a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation and the issues of international agenda.

"The relations between Kazakhstan and China are of strategic character. We highly appraise friendship, trust and good-neighborhood between our states. China has provided great support to Kazakhstan during the financial-economic crisis. We cooperate in many spheres - energy, transport, and now we want to boost our interaction in non-primary sector, in particular, within the implementation of industrial-innovative development program", N. Nazarbayev stressed.

"I informed President Nursultan Nazarbayev of the results of the negotiations with Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Kanat Saudabayev. Besides, I extended to N. Nazarbayev the best wishes from Chairman of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao. We also discussed the necessity of holding the jubilee Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana in 2011 at the highest level. I congratulated the President of Kazakhstan on the country's achievements, reached under his leadership, especially in socio-economic development, ensuring regional and global security and stability and wished further success and prosperity in new year - the year of 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan's Independence", Yang Jiechi said.

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