President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang15 december 2014, 01:23
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing the President’s official website.
At the talks the two sides dwelt on the key issues of the trade and economic, investments, energy, transport cooperation between the two nations. They also exchanged opinions on acute issues on the international agenda.
“I have met Chinese President Xi Jinping a few times to discuss further interaction of the two nations. The interaction is determined by economic ties, with energy partnership being the most sizeable part. Today, a significant amount of crude is being developed in Kazakhstan with involvement of Chinese companies. We have laid export-oriented pipelines across Kazakhstan”, President Nazarbayev said.
“The two nations have been working together to construct the Khorgos Center for Transborder Cooperation, railway and motor roads to facilitate freight transit across Kazakhstan. In this context, we support the initiative put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping to revive the Silk Way Road and launch an ad-hoc fund and a bank to finance infrastructure projects”, President Nazarbayev said.
In his turn, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang passed greetings from Chinese President Xi Jinping and lauded the positive dynamics of the bilateral cooperation.
“On behalf of China’s people and the Government, let me congratulate you on the forthcoming Independence Day [to be celebrated December 16]. The bilateral cooperation has reached a high level. I am ready to exchange opinions with my Kazakhstan’s counterpart and colleagues to further strengthen the ties”, Li Keqiang said.