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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF BILATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN KAZAKHSTAN AND CHINA?

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President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Kemelovich Tokayev started his first state visit as President from the People’s Republic of China. Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Roman Sklyar, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleuov, Minister of Digital Development and Aerospace Industry Askar Zhumagaliyev and Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Askhat Zhumagaliev, the purpose, direction and purpose of the two-day visit of the Head of State to China, Aimagambetov reported.

Following the two-day state visit, the Presidential press secretary, Berik Ualiyev, briefed on the two-day state visit of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Kazakhstan. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said he had held several meetings with the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, and the Standing Committee of the People’s Assembly of China. He also noted the prospects and directions of bilateral cooperation.

According to the results of participation of the Kazakh President in the opening of the 6th meeting of the Kazakh-Chinese Business Council, K.Tokayev came to a positive conclusion for Kazakhstan. Representatives of Kazakhstani side signed a number of commercial agreements with Chinese businessmen.

“The President made his first foreign visit to China and attached great importance to bilateral cooperation with this country. Agreements considered a number of spheres, including infrastructure issues, common approaches to economic cooperation and international security, “Murat Nurtuleuov, assistant to the President of Kazakhstan said.

“During the meeting of the President of the country with representatives of the Chinese business community the prospects of the Kazakh-Chinese cooperation in the economic sphere as well as the further tasks for business circles of the two countries were discussed. For example, he called on Chinese business circles to establish tourist centers in Kazakhstan, implement joint projects in the field of innovation and science-technical cooperation in the financial sector. In all, this is definitely a step towards deepening trade and economic partnership between Kazakhstan and China. It has a great potential for the joint implementation of the lead terminals. Since 2004 the traffic has grown 15 times. If in 2004 there were 21 thousand containers, by the end of 2018 this figure reached 310 thousand containers, “said Roman Sklyar, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan.

He also said that 2 million tonnes of Kazakh coal will be delivered to China through Southeast Asia.

According to the results of negotiations between the President of Kazakhstan, Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev and the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, there were signed 10 important documents. Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of aviation prospecting and civil aviation between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of integration of the new economic policy “Nurly Zhol” and the implementation of the “Silk Road Economic Belt” Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Main Customs Administration of the People’s Republic of China is exported from the Republic of Kazakhstan to PRC the Protocol on the inspection, quarantine and veterinary-sanitary requirements for dairy products, as well as the Protocol on inspection, quarantine and veterinary-sanitary requirements for wool raw materials exported from the Republic of Kazakhstan to the PRC, the Memorandum on strengthening cooperation in the field of transboundary protection of intellectual property rights between the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the General Customs Administration of the PRC, inspection, quarantine and veterinary-sanitary requirements, goods and vehicles crossing the customs border, technical documents on the exchange of preliminary information.

The Head of State, K.Tokayev, visited the Hikvision office of the world’s leading innovation products provider, familiarized himself with the implementation of commercial projects in Central Asia in the field of robotics, data processing, artificial intelligence and other modern technologies.

The Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Zhumagaliyev said that supercomputers from China will be delivered to Kazakhstan, which will be provided to Al-Farabi Kazakh State University.

The press secretary of the Kazakh President Berik Uali informed about agreements and agreements reached during the state visit of the President of Kazakhstan. Tokayev gave a new impetus to the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and China in economic, political, regional security, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

It is worth noting that during the meeting was also the issue of Akzharkyn Turlybay, who was in PRC prison. Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleuov

Kassym-Zhomart Kemelovich has been received by the mother of Akzharkyn Turlybay, who has been detained by Chinese law enforcement agencies at the airport in Guangzhou in 2014, and said that the head of state has personally made a request to the Chinese side at the meetings in Beijing.

As a result, this activity was continued through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050

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