China News Agency, Nur-Sultan, September 14 (Reporter Guo Jinchao) On the afternoon of September 14, local time, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nur-Sultan by special plane and began his state visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Kazakh President Tokayev led the government's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Treuberdi, Nursultan Mayor Kuriginov and other senior officials at the airport to greet him warmly.
More than 70 soldiers of honor lined up on both sides to pay their respects, and the military band played the welcome horn.
Two young Kazakh women in full costumes held flowers to express their warm welcome to President Xi Jinping.
Xi Jinping delivered a written speech, expressing sincere greetings and best wishes to the government and people of Kazakhstan on behalf of the Chinese government and people.
Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Kazakhstan are good neighbors, good friends and good partners who are linked by mountains and rivers and share a common destiny.
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 30 years ago, the relations between the two countries have achieved leapfrog development and reached a high level of permanent comprehensive strategic partnership.
During the visit, I will hold talks with President Tokayev to jointly draw a new blueprint for China-Kazakhstan all-round cooperation.
I believe that this visit will surely inject new strong impetus into the common development and prosperity of the two countries.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng and other accompanying persons arrived on the same plane.
Zhang Xiao, Chinese Ambassador to Kazakhstan, also greeted him at the airport.
Nur-Sultan in the mid-autumn season, the golden wind is refreshing, the clouds are rolling and the clouds are comfortable.
On the flagpoles on both sides of the road, the bright five-star red flags fluttered high.
The convoy of state guests that Xi Jinping was in arrived at the Presidential Palace under the escort of a motorcycle team.
President Tokayev greeted him warmly at the exit.
The two heads of state jointly entered the hall of the Presidential Palace.
The hall of the Presidential Palace is elegant and solemn, with bright lights, and the soldiers of honor are tall and straight.
Tokayev held a grand welcome ceremony for Xi Jinping.
The two heads of state jointly boarded the reviewing stand, and the military band played the national anthems of China and Kazakhstan.
Accompanied by Tokayev, Xi Jinping inspected the guard of honor.
After the welcoming ceremony, Tokayev invited Xi Jinping to visit the "Kazakhstan-China Millennium Dialogue" art exhibition.
The exhibition displays art treasures from China and Kazakhstan from the National Art Museum of Kazakhstan.
Pieces of exquisite Chinese paintings, porcelain, as well as Kazakh silk and ceramic products, are a vivid portrayal of the splendid cultural mutual learning and mutual learning between China and Kazakhstan for thousands of years, and also a historical witness of the friendly exchanges between the two peoples from generation to generation.
The two heads of state held formal talks.
Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan 30 years ago, the relationship between the two countries has withstood the test of the changing international situation, with constantly enriched connotation, continuous improvement in level and more fruitful results.
The two countries took the lead in resolving border issues, in laying cross-border oil and gas pipelines, in carrying out international production capacity cooperation, and in establishing a permanent comprehensive strategic partnership, creating a number of "firsts".
China attaches great importance to its relations with Kazakhstan, firmly supports Kazakhstan in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and firmly supports Kazakhstan's reform measures to maintain national stability and development.
China will always be Kazakhstan's trustworthy friend and partner. China is willing to work with Kazakhstan to be a strong backing for each other's development and revitalization, and help each other achieve development and prosperity.
The unbreakable friendship between China and Kazakhstan is conducive to the development of positive and progressive forces in the world, as well as the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Xi Jinping stressed that China-Kazakhstan cooperation has a solid foundation, huge potential and broad prospects.
The two sides should make good use of existing mechanisms such as regular Prime Minister meetings and the Inter-Governmental Cooperation Committee, deepen strategic alignment, leverage complementary advantages, and elevate bilateral cooperation to a new scale and level.
The two sides should jointly build the "Belt and Road" with high quality, expand cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, production capacity, connectivity, and anti-epidemic, and expand innovation cooperation in big data, artificial intelligence, digital finance, cross-border e-commerce, green energy, and green infrastructure.
It is necessary to enhance people-to-people bonds and promote friendly exchanges and mutual understanding between the two peoples.
Xi Jinping stressed that China supports Central Asian countries in maintaining political security and social stability, supports Central Asian countries in strengthening integration and cooperation, is willing to maintain close communication with Kazakhstan, properly respond to various new issues and challenges, and oppose external forces interfering in Central Asian countries' affairs. Work together to maintain long-term peace and stability in the region.
The two sides should strengthen cooperation within the framework of multilateral mechanisms such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, CICA, and the "China + Five Central Asian Countries", jointly support the success of the SCO Samarkand Summit, and inject new impetus into the organization's development in the next stage.
The two sides should strengthen international cooperation, practice genuine multilateralism, and make "China-Kazakhstan contributions" to building a more just and reasonable global governance system.
Tokayev warmly congratulated China on its great development achievements under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, and wished the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a complete success.
Tokayev said that President Xi Jinping chose Kazakhstan for his first visit after the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, and it coincided with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and China, which fully demonstrated the high degree of mutual trust between Kazakhstan and China and the permanent comprehensive strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and China. high level.
We will jointly sign the joint statement, indicating that both sides are firmly committed to opening up a new golden 30 years for Kazakhstan-China relations, which is of special significance in the current turbulent and complex international situation. A new milestone, injecting new connotation and impetus into the development of Kazakhstan-China permanent comprehensive strategic partnership.
Kazakhstan will continue to firmly adhere to the one-China policy and be a good partner and friend that China can rely on under any circumstances.
Next year will be the 10th anniversary of President Xi Jinping's proposal of the "Belt and Road" initiative. The joint construction of the "Belt and Road" has become an important engine for promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. Kazakhstan will continue to actively support and participate in it.
Thanks to China for providing valuable support for Kazakhstan to fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic and economic construction. Kazakhstan hopes to strengthen the docking of development strategies with China, intensify exchanges at all levels, and deepen economic and trade, infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, science and technology, tourism, culture and other fields Cooperation.
The Kazakh side is willing to work with the Chinese side to well implement the global development initiative and global security initiative, and closely coordinate and cooperate within the frameworks of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, CICA, and the "China + Five Central Asian Countries" to jointly maintain regional security and stability and promote common development.
The two heads of state signed and issued the Joint Statement on the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Kazakhstan, announcing that China and Kazakhstan will work hard for the goal and vision of building a community of shared future with friendship for generations, high mutual trust and shared weal and woe.
Relevant departments of the two countries signed a number of bilateral cooperation documents in the fields of economy and trade, interconnection, finance, water conservancy, news media and other fields.
The two sides decided to set up consulate generals in Xi'an and Aktobe each other.
After the talks, Xi Jinping attended the welcome banquet held by Tokayev and exchanged in-depth views on issues of common concern.
After the banquet, Xi Jinping concluded his state visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan and left Nur-Sultan for Samarkand by special plane.
Tokayev led senior government officials to see him off at the airport.
Tokayev said that although President Xi Jinping's visit was short, it was rich in content and fruitful.
We have reached many important consensuses, which will guide the development of Kazakhstan-China relations to a higher level.
Xi Jinping pointed out that my visit this time is a new starting point for China-Kazakhstan relations, and it is believed that with the joint efforts of both sides, China-Kazakhstan relations will achieve greater development in the future.
The two heads of state agreed to continue to maintain close exchanges through various means.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng and others attended relevant activities.