Chi­ne­se pre­mier’s vi­sits boost prag­ma­tic coo­p­e­ra­ti­on with Eu­ra­si­an coun­tries

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

BEIJING - Chi­ne­se Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang’s just-con­clu­ded trip to Ky­r­gyzs­tan, Ka­zakhs­tan, Lat­via and Rus­sia has ta­ken prag­ma­tic coo­p­e­ra­ti­on with the four Eu­ra­si­an coun­tries and the wi­der re­gi­on a stri­de for­ward.

In ad­di­ti­on to paying of­fi­ci­al vi­sits to the four coun­tries, Li al­so at­ten­ded the 15th pri­me mi­nis­ters’ mee­ting of the Shang­hai Coo­p­e­ra­ti­on Or­ga­ni­za­ti­on (SCO) and a mee­ting with lea­ders of 16 Cen­tral and Eas­tern Eu­ro­pean (CEE) na­ti­ons. From syn­er­gi­zing de­vel­op­ment stra­te­gies, boos­ting pro­duc­ti­on ca­pa­ci­ty coo­p­e­ra­ti­on to sig­ning new coo­p­e­ra­ti­on do­cu­ments with the coun­tries con­cerned, the pre­mier’s tight sche­du­le has yiel­ded fruit­ful re­sults in a wi­de ran­ge of are­as. At a mee­ting with Ky­r­gyz Pri­me Mi­nis­ter Soor­on­bay Jeen­bek­ov in Bis­h­kek, Li said Chi­na is wil­ling to trans­la­te the high-le­vel po­li­ti­cal mu­tu­al trust with Ky­r­gyzs­tan in­to mo­re sub­stan­ti­al coo­p­e­ra­ti­on re­sults. The two eco­no­mies are high­ly com­ple­men­ta­ry with abun­dant points of con­ver­ging in­te­rests and gre­at po­ten­ti­als for coo­p­e­ra­ti­on, said the pre­mier. Li said his coun­try is wil­ling to conjoin the Chi­na-pro­po­sed Belt and Road Ini­ti­a­ti­ve with Ky­r­gyzs­tan’s de­vel­op­ment stra­te­gy, and push for­ward pro­duc­ti­on ca­pa­ci­ty coo­p­e­ra­ti­on. Li al­so ex­pres­sed the ho­pe that Ky­r­gyzs­tan will fur­ther im­pro­ve its in­vest­ment en­vi­ron­ment. For his part, Jeen­bek­ov said Ky­r­gyzs­tan is wil­ling to fur­ther in­crea­se po­li­ti­cal dia­lo­gues with Chi­na and boost the buil­ding of the Belt and Road Ini­ti­a­ti­ve through bi­la­te­ral eco­no­mic coo­p­e­ra­ti­on. Ky­r­gyzs­tan would al­so car­ry for­ward the Chi­na-Ky­r­gyzs­tan-Uz­be­kis­tan Rail­way pro­ject and high­way pro­jects in Bis­h­kek, the Ky­r­gyz pri­me mi­nis­ter said. Af­ter the mee­ting, the two lea­ders re­lea­sed a joint com­mu­ni­qué bet­ween the two coun­tries and wit­nes­sed the sig­ning of a num­ber of coo­p­e­ra­ti­on do­cu­ments in such fields as eco­no­my, tech­no­lo­gy, pro­duc­ti­on ca­pa­ci­ty, trans­port, agri­cul­tu­re and in­tel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty rights. The SCO pri­me mi­nis­ters’ mee­ting, which was al­so held in Bis­h­kek, con­clu­ded with a six­pron­ged pro­po­sal by Pre­mier Li, who cal­l­ed upon all its mem­bers to en­han­ce coo­p­e­ra­ti­on in se­cu­ri­ty, eco­no­mic de­vel­op­ment, pro­duc­ti­on ca­pa­ci­ty, in­no­va­ti­on, re­gi­o­nal fi­nan­cing and pe­o­p­le-to-pe­o­p­le ex­chan­ges. Upon his ar­ri­val in Ka­zakhs­tan, Li said Chi­na and the coun­try ha­ve car­ried out fruit­ful coo­p­e­ra­ti­on, es­pe­ci­al­ly in pro­duc­ti­on ca­pa­ci­ty, which has play­ed a lea­ding and exem­pla­ry role. When mee­ting with his Ka­zakh coun­ter­part, Bakytzhan Sa­gin­tay­ev, Li pled­ged to bet­ter align Chi­na’s Silk Road Eco­no­mic Belt ini­ti­a­ti­ve with Ka­zakhs­tan’s new eco­no­mic po­li­cy of the Bright Road to us­her in a new pha­se of bi­la­te­ral coo­p­e­ra­ti­on. The Chi­ne­se pre­mier cal­l­ed on ef­forts to ex­plo­re po­ten­ti­als through pro­duc­ti­on ca­pa­ci­ty coo­p­e­ra­ti­on and the con­struc­ti­on of ma­jor pro­jects on con­nec­ti­vi­ty. Chi­na is wil­ling to ex­pand coo­p­e­ra­ti­on with Ka­zakhs­tan to set a good example of good neigh­bor­ly re­la­ti­ons and win-win coo­p­e­ra­ti­on, the pre­mier said.


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