On September 2, 2013, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao met respectively in Urumqi with Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldiyev, Tajikistan's First Deputy Prime Minister Matlubkhon Davlatov, Vice Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia Radnasumberel Gonchigdorj, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, who were attending the Third China-Eurasia Expo.
When meeting with Satybaldiyev, Li Yuanchao said China and Kyrgyzstan enjoy profound political mutual trust, mutually beneficial economic cooperation and close coordination on security issues. As bilateral cooperation now faces important opportunities, he suggested both sides outline and design their pragmatic cooperation from a strategic perspective, speed up formulating plans for cooperation in areas along their borderline, step up construction of large-scale cross-border transportation infrastructure and ensure the smooth implementation of the China-Central Asia natural gas pipeline project.
For his part, Satybaldiyev said his country attaches great importance to ties with China and hopes to cooperate more closely with China in various areas, including cooperation at the local level. Kyrgyzstan welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit, believing the visit will advance the bilateral relationship to a new level.
In his meeting with Davlatov, Li Yuanchao noted that the heads of the Chinese and Tajikistani governments had decided to establish a strategic partnership between the two countries in May this year. The two sides should comprehensively promote cooperation in trade, energy and agriculture, and strengthen connectivity so as to achieve a more fruitful relationship
Davlatov said that as a good neighbor, partner and friend of China, Tajikistan is willing to implement the important consensus reached between the two heads of state and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation.
When meeting with Gonchigdorj, Li Yuanchao said China and Mongolia are friendly neighbors and strategic partners and complement each other economically. China attaches great importance to developing ties with Mongolia and is willing to strengthen cooperation with Mongolia in mining, infrastructure, agriculture and husbandry to achieve mutual benefits and common development.
For his part, Gonchigdorj said China's development has brought important opportunities to Mongolia and other neighboring countries and that Mongolia is willing to continue and expand friendly exchanges and win-win cooperation with China.
In his meeting with Clark, Li Yuanchao said China will continue to support the UNDP's work, actively participate in the international development agenda and help other developing nations to realize common development.
Clark said China's development has made important contributions to worldwide poverty reduction and sustainable development. The UNDP hopes to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China.
On the same day, Li Yuanchao also met with former Nepalese Constituent Assembly speaker Subash Nemwang.
Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Committee, was present at the meetings.