Kazakhstan Seeks to Enhance Strategic Partnership with China, President Tokayev Says

Kazakhstan seeks to deepen cooperation with China based on strategic partnership and eternal friendship, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during a March 27 meeting with a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Ma Xingrui, reported the Akorda press service.

The sides discussed the advancement of interregional cooperation in the industry, transport, logistics, agriculture, and tourism sectors.

Tokayev noted that the two countries maintain dynamic and trusting political dialogue at all levels, and called China one of the key trading partners of Kazakhstan, recalling the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2022.

According to Xingrui, the main purpose of his visit is to implement the strategic agreements reached between the Presidents of both countries. 

“As a region of China, we are responsible for the country’s ties to the west. We consider Kazakhstan the most priority area of cooperation. In general, China’s cooperation with Kazakhstan is carried out through Xinjiang,” Xingrui said.

The Astana Times

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