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Li Keqiang Holds Second Regular Meeting Between Chinese Premier and Kazak Prime Minister with Prime Minister Karim Massimov of Kazakhstan, Stressing to Upgrade and Update China-Kazakhstan Practical Cooperation on the Basis of Bilateral High-level Political Mutual Trust

2014/12/15

In the afternoon of December 14 local time, Primer Li Keqiang held the second regular meeting between Chinese Premier and Kazak Prime Minister with Prime Minister Karim Massimov of Kazakhstan in Astana.

Li Keqiang first warmly congratulated on the upcoming 23rd anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence. Li Keqiang said that as friendly neighbors, China and Kazakhstan always respect each other and treat each other as equals, and China-Kazakhstan comprehensive strategic partnership is advancing at a high level. China is willing to work together with Kazakhstan to, on the basis of bilateral high-level political mutual trust, tap bilateral economic complementary advantages, cement cooperation in traditional fields, expand cooperation in non-resource areas, create new highlights in cooperation and build new engines for common development, so as to upgrade and update bilateral practical cooperation, not only benefiting the two peoples but also pushing forward regional stability and development.

Li Keqiang pointed out the two sides are expected to further optimize structure of bilateral trade and two-way investment, and discuss and sign the new version of China-Kazakhstan agreement on investment protection at an early date. China supports its competent enterprises to invest in Kazakhstan, and stands ready to continuously deepen bilateral cooperation in energy, speed up the construction of China-Kazakhstan natural gas pipeline, well implement the memorandum of understanding between the two sides on nuclear industry cooperation and explore cooperation in photovoltaics, coal chemical industry and other fields. China's opening to the west conduces to Kazakhstan's development. The two sides should vigorously advance connectivity, promote cooperation in logistics, transportation, telecommunications and other areas, and well construct the Horgos Port, bringing more convenience to personnel and goods exchanges between the two countries. The two sides should enhance local cooperation as well as people-to-people and cultural exchanges, actively implement the cooperation outline for adjacent regions and the agreement on inter-governmental cultural cooperation, establish cultural centers in each other's country at an early date, promote more non-governmental exchanges, and consolidate the public opinion for bilateral friendship. China is willing to continue its friendly cooperation with Kazakhstan in utilizing and developing trans-border water resources in the principle of mutual benefit and win-win results.

Li Keqiang stressed that China stands ready to intensify communication and cooperation with Kazakhstan within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), thus to push for more cooperation results from the SCO.

Karim Massimov expressed that Kazakhstan-China good-neighborly and friendly relationship is a priority in Kazakhstan's diplomacy. In recent years, Kazakhstan-China relations are developing rapidly and bilateral cooperation in all fields are continuously deepening. Kazakhstan is willing to, together with China, give play to mechanisms such as the regular meeting between Chinese Premier and Kazak Prime Minister, well implement the consensus reached by leaders of two countries, and expand cooperation in such fields as economy, trade, investment, oil and gas, nuclear energy, clean energy, mineral resource development, finance and people-to-people and cultural engagement. Kazakhstan is willing to continue its cooperation with China on the issue of trans-border water resources. Kazakhstan highly values and will take an active part in the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Kazakhstan also stands ready to strengthen coordination and cooperation with China within the framework of the SCO, so as to promote common development of the two countries and the region.

Prior to the meeting, the Chinese Premier and the Kazak Prime Minister held a small-scale talk.

Following the meeting, the Chinese Premier and the Kazak Prime Minister together witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents covering economy, trade, energy, finance and other fields.

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