China always Kyrgyzstan’s trustworthy friend

China always Kyrgyzstan's trustworthy friend

Samarkand, The Gulf Observer: Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Kyrgyz counterpart Sadyr Zhaparov that China has always been and will continue to be a trustworthy and reliable friend and partner of Kyrgyzstan.

The two leaders met in the Uzbek city of Samarkand ahead of the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Recalling their meeting in Beijing in February this year, Xi said they have reached a series of important consensuses after friendly, in-depth and pragmatic communication.

China firmly supports the path of development independently chosen by Kyrgyzstan, supports Kyrgyzstan in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and security, and opposes any external forces’ interference in Kyrgyzstan’s internal affairs under any pretext, the Chinese president noted.

Xi said, under the new situation, the two sides should increase their firm support for each other and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation.

He called for efforts to further dovetail the two countries’ development strategies and implement their bilateral mid-and long-term economic and trade cooperation plan.

The Chinese president voiced his full support of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project, saying the Chinese side is willing to promote the early commencement of the project.

Xi added that China supports more outstanding Chinese enterprises to invest in Kyrgyzstan, and is willing to facilitate the movement of people and customs clearance of goods between the two countries.