President Tokayev receives Chinese Vice Premier of State Council

President Tokayev receives Chinese Vice Premier of State Council

Astana, The Gulf Observer: President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Ding Xuexian, who arrived in Kazakhstan for an official visit, according to media reports.

During the meeting, the sides debated the state and prospects for the development of the Kazakhstan-China strategic partnership and development by the governments of the agreements achieved by the Heads of State earlier.

The Head of State said Kazakhstan considers China as an important strategic partner and has great hopes for achieving certain results of cooperation in all spheres. In his words, Kazakhstan-China relations exemplify mutually beneficial, efficient interstate cooperation.

The Head of State reminded that the recent III Road and Belt Forum was successful and outlined the further way for the development of the large-scale initiative of China’s President Xin Jinping.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said Kazakhstan would further contribute to the development of this project.

As part of his visit to China, the Head of State held talks with President Xi Jinping. The high-level talks became an important stage in the way of deepening cooperation. Next year is declared the Year of Kazakhstan’s Tourism in China. The visa-free regime between the two nations entered into force.

Besides, the President said the 11th sitting of the Kazakhstan-China cooperation committee held today in Astana plays an important role in the development of joint actions in the trade and economic sphere.

Ding Xuexian conveyed greetings on behalf of China’s leader Xi Jinping to the Head of State.

The parties also debated issues of strengthening cooperation in trade, agriculture, investments, transport and logistics, energetics, etc., and noted the importance of widening cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the two states.