China and Kazakhstan Forge Strategic Partnership Through Inaugural Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue

China and Kazakhstan Forge Strategic Partnership Through Inaugural Foreign Ministers' Dialogue

Beijing, The Gulf Observer: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Nurtleu convened the inaugural China-Kazakhstan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Friday, marking a significant milestone in bilateral relations.

Amidst the discussions, Minister Wang Yi, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, emphasized the enduring strategic partnership between China and Kazakhstan. He underscored the commitment of both nations to maintaining a robust trajectory of development, setting a paradigm of mutual trust, support, and assistance among neighboring countries.

Minister Wang reiterated China’s readiness to bolster trade volumes within the ambit of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), emphasizing the imperative of jointly constructing a high-quality, sustainable, and resilient corridor of connectivity. He called for intensified people-to-people exchanges and the exploration of cooperation opportunities in emerging sectors.

In response, Deputy Prime Minister Nurtleu affirmed Kazakhstan’s prioritization of its relationship with China, expressing staunch support for China’s core interests concerning Taiwan and Xinjiang-related issues. He pledged to further fortify political mutual trust and expand mutually beneficial cooperation while fostering closer coordination on international and regional affairs.

The establishment of a strategic dialogue mechanism between the foreign ministers of China and Kazakhstan was jointly announced, signifying a commitment to sustained engagement and collaboration at the highest levels.

Both sides reached consensus on several key areas, including advancing high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, deepening sub-national and people-to-people exchanges, enhancing collaboration in countering interference and infiltration, bolstering law enforcement and security cooperation comprehensively, and reinforcing the China-Central Asia mechanism.

Furthermore, the two nations pledged mutual support in their respective rotations of the presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and committed to close cooperation within multilateral frameworks such as the United Nations and the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

The inaugural China-Kazakhstan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue underscores the shared commitment of both nations to deepening bilateral ties, fostering regional stability, and advancing mutual prosperity.