President meets PRC top officials in Beijing
19/05/2004, Kazakhstan Today
Nursultan Nazarbayev, president of Kazakhstan currently on his four day state visit to PRC, held a number of meetings with top officials of that country yesterday, May 18, Xinhua agency reports.
During a meeting between the head of Kazakhstan and Wen Jiabao, premier of the state council of PRC, the continuing efficient co-operation between the two countries was discussed. N. Nazarbayev observed that the agreements inked during his visit and the formation formed cooperation commission and entrepreneurs' council were going to lay a sound basis for the further development of trade and economic ties between the states.
The government of Kazakhstan is dedicated to developing the comprehensive ties with China, willing to actively participate in the development of its vast western area in particular.
The premier of PRC state council in his turn characterised current relations between China and Kazakhstan as "faring well" and pointed out at the rapidly developing commercial and economic co-operation. He expressed hope that the two countries will explore new spheres and channels of co-operation to expand mutual investment. W. Jiabao also highly estimated agreement on energy co-operation inked by the heads of RK and PRC. The enhancement of co-operation in energy conforms to the real and long term interests of both sides, the state council premier believes.
The subject of furthering the interparliamentary relations between the countries became the main one at a meeting between the president of Kazakhstan and Wu Bangguo, chairman of the China's National People's Congress.
N. Nazarbayev stated that the Kazakhstani parliament was going to promote exchanges with the NPC to contribute to the long-term development of the Sino-Kazakh relationship.
Wu Bangguo believes that the parliaments of the two countries should enhance exchanges in the economic legislative field. "We attach importance to the relationship with Kazakhstan," - he said adding that the PRC "will steadily push forward Sino-Kazakh relations in a healthy and stable way."
Today, on May 19 the president of Kazakhstan will visit Urumqi, Xingjian Uygur Autonomous Region, where he will meet the XUAR administration and participate in the official commissioning of the first in China Kazakhstani beverage production works "Raimbek Food - Xingjian" on the territory of Urumqi technical and economic development zone. Also a participation of N. Nazarbayev in Sino-Kazakh business forum, organised by Kazakhstani investment promotion centre "Kazinvest" and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of RK, is planned.