Wen Jiabao Meets with Kyrgyz President Otunbayeva
On November 25, 2010, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva in Dushanbe.
Premier Wen told Otunbayeva that China pays great attention to the situation in Kyrgyzstan and hopes for stability in the country. Wen said that both countries should follow the principles stipulated in the Sino-Kyrgyz Good-neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation to further enhance political mutual trust and push for a steady and healthy development of bilateral ties, adding that this serves the fundamental interests of both peoples.
While expressing the belief that the Kyrgyz people could overcome by themselves the current difficulties, Wen pledged that China would continue to provide support and help within its own capabilities for Kyrgyzstan both in the bilateral framework and in that of the SCO. The Chinese premier said China would actively participate in the reconstruction of southern Kyrgyzstan, and promote in a down-to-earth manner the projects on bilateral economic and technological cooperation so as to benefit the two peoples.
For her part, Otunbayeva expressed her gratitude for China's long-term support and humanitarian assistance for the economic development of her country. She said that her government would continue to pursue friendly policies toward China, and stick to existing political and legal documents signed by the two sides. Furthermore, she expressed Kyrgyzstan's hope for stronger coordination and cooperation with China in the fight against the three evil forces of terrorism, separatism and extremism and drug trafficking so as to join hands to cope with increasingly severe regional security challenges. The Kyrgyz leader also said that her country was ready to strengthen friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation with China in the areas including economy, trade and infrastructure construction.