CHOLPON-ATA, Kyrgyzstan, Jul 31 (NNN-KNA) – Kyrgyz President, Sadyr Zhaparov, met with visiting Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, here yesterday, with both sides agreeing to further enhance bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership and promote cooperation in various areas.
Zhaparov asked Wang to convey his sincere greetings to Chinese President, Xi Jinping, saying that, Kyrgyzstan always cherishes the friendship between Kyrgyzstan and China, and sincerely appreciates China’s firm support and valuable assistance to Kyrgyzstan in safeguarding its sovereignty and security, accelerating economic development and improving people’s livelihood.
With the joint efforts of both sides, from establishing diplomatic ties to forging a comprehensive strategic partnership, Kyrgyzstan and China have set an example of good-neighbourliness and friendship among neighbouring countries, said Zhaparov.
Kyrgyzstan will continue to stand firmly with China on all issues concerning China’s core interests, he said, adding that, the country stands ready to deepen the alignment of their development strategies, expand cooperation in economy, trade and investment between the two countries, and advance people-to-people exchanges as well as cooperation at local level.
The Kyrgyz side regards the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway as an important link in building the Belt and Road, the president noted, saying, his country thanks China for sending experts to do field study and is eager to advance this state-level cooperation project in an accelerated manner.
For his part, Wang extended the Chinese president’s greetings to Zhaparov, saying that, the successful meeting between the two heads of state in Feb this year, has injected strong impetus into bilateral relations.– NNN-KNA