14 May 2017
Meeting with Xi Jinping, Chairman of the People's Republic of China
​People's Republic of China, Beijing

The Head of State thanked the Chairman of the People’s Republic of China for inviting to "One Belt and One Road" Forum and noted its good organization.

- I think that the Forum is meant to be one of this year’s highlights all over the world. Your speech today has been extremely thoughtful and answered many questions of cooperation between countries. "One Belt and One Road" is a new paradigm, a scheme of cooperation at a new level, the President of Kazakhstan said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that "One Belt and One Road" idea is cooperation not only at the regional level, but also interaction between countries of different continents.

- More than 60 countries, i.e.  45% of the world's population, are covered by this belt. Bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and China has become exemplary, and other countries can learn from us, the Head of State said.

The President of Kazakhstan noted the positive dynamics in evolution of the relationship between the two states and expressed confidence in their further strengthening at a higher level.

In addition, the parties discussed the matters of ensuring regional and cyber security, as well as pressing matters on the international agenda.

Xi Jinping thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for Kazakhstan's contribution to the Syrian conflict settlement.

The Chairman of the People’s Republic of China noted the Nurly Zhol Program’s success, as well as the relevance of the CICA's international initiative.

The Chinese leader confirmed his readiness to visit Kazakhstan on an official visit, and take part in the SCO summit and the opening of EXPO-2017 trade show.

The two leaders have also given consideration to a number of issues of bilateral cooperation. Particular attention was paid to increasing trade turnover and cooperation in the fields of industry, innovation, transport and energy.

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