14 September, 2022 166

Tokayev met with Chinese President Xi Jinping

The President of Kazakhstan thanked the President of the People's Republic of China for accepting the invitation and arriving in our country, the Telegram channel of the press service of Akorda "BORT No. 1" reports.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev recalled that this year marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and China and stressed that the eternal comprehensive strategic partnership declared during his state visit to Beijing in September 2019 had reached the desired trajectory. The Joint Statement adopted today opens a new "golden 30th anniversary" of bilateral relations, the President of Kazakhstan believes. It is for this reason that he calls the visit of the President of the People's Republic of China extremely important.

Xi Jinping said he was happy to visit Kazakhstan again and expressed his gratitude to the President for the invitation to make a state visit and the hospitality of the Kazakh people.

The Chairman of the People's Republic of China highly appreciated the level of Kazakh-Chinese relations and expressed confidence that this visit would give a new impetus to their further strengthening. He stressed that China supports Kazakhstan's position on regional and international issues.

“Undoubtedly, under your leadership, the people of Kazakhstan will achieve new successes in state building and national revival. Once again I would like to assure you that the Chinese Government pays great attention to relations with Kazakhstan. No matter how the international situation changes, we will continue to strongly support Kazakhstan in protecting its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, firmly support your ongoing reforms to ensure stability and development, and categorically oppose interference of any forces in the internal affairs of your country.

China has been and remains a trusted friend and reliable partner of Kazakhstan. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Kazakh-Chinese cooperation, having adequately passed the test of strength, is constantly being filled with new content, developing upward and yielding solid results. Our countries have become the vanguard of cooperation in a number of areas. We were among the first to settle border issues, turning the 1,780-kilometer common border into bonds of friendship between peoples. We were among the first to develop international cooperation in the field of industrialization, setting an example of cooperation within the framework of the One Belt, One Road program. We have taken bilateral relations to the level of eternal all-round strategic partnership, which has no analogues in Chinese diplomacy, having achieved their breakthrough development. Today, Kazakh-Chinese relations have reached a new historical start,” Xi Jinping said.

The parties discussed the prospects for building up cooperation in the transport, logistics and agro-industrial sectors, and also considered the issue of using transboundary water resources.

Following the talks, the Heads of State signed a Joint Statement on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the People's Republic of China.

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