Askar Mamin, Zhang Gaoli Discuss Kazakh-Chinese Cooperation
The First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held talks with Deputy Premier of Chinese State Council Zhang Gaoli within a working trip to Beijing. The sides discussed a wide range of issues related to bilateral cooperation, in particular, in trade, economy, energy, industry, innovation; development of cross-border and regional partnership, cooperation in transport and logistics, agriculture and telecommunications.
The meeting covered in detail the implementation of agreements reached at the recent talks of the leaders of Kazakhstan and China. The sides noted the importance of holding the forums of interregional Kazakh-Chinese cooperation in further strengthening economic and trade relations, business development, improvement of the legal framework. A.Mamin proposed to hold the first forum in 2017.
Industrial and investment cooperation provides for implementation of 51 joint large-scale projects in industry, innovation, transport and logistics.
Joint work on implementation of such large-scale programs as Nurly Zhol and Silk Road Economic Belt promotes the creation of new products and services in the field of transport and logistics, joint implementation of industrial projects and the export potential of Kazakhstans agriculture, A.Mamin noted.
Deputy Premier of Chinese State Council Zh.Gaoli stressed in his turn the success of the initiatives of leaders of Kazakhstan and China in further strengthening cooperation across the entire spectrum of strategic partnership.
We need to develop cooperation in practical terms, to create conditions for SME contacts, to achieve tangible results for the benefits of countries and the two peoples, Zh.Gaoli said.
It was noted that the effective cooperation in transport and logistics is shown through the activities of joint Kazakh-Chinese terminal at the Lianyungang port, development of Khorgos Eastern Gate SEZ transport and logistics hub, Khorgos ICBC.
Within a working visit to China, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan A.Mamin held several meetings with the heads of such major Chinese companies as Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd., Shaanxi Jingshengyu Fucha, Naga Corp. Ltd, CRRC Corporation Ltd, ???, JAC Motors. The meetings were focused on prospects for cooperation and implementation of joint projects in agriculture, railway engineering, automotive industry, as well as on these companies involvement in Khorgos Eastern Gate SEZ development.
The working trip ended with the signing of a number of documents that will enhance the joint cooperation in several areas.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan