China, Kazakhstan pledge to increase
energy, infrastructure cooperation
Oct 15, 2009 - Xinhua
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Kazakh counterpart
Karim Masimov met in Beijing Thursday and the two
sides vowed to strengthen cooperation in energy and
Masimov attended the eighth prime ministers' meeting
of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member
states on Wednesday.
Wen said China-Kazakhstan relations had been seen
great achievements and the two countries enriched
strategic cooperation in the past 17 years.
China was willing to work with Kazakhstan in border
trade, agriculture, transportation and clean energy,
especially in the development and production of technology
and equipment concerning solar energy and wind power,
China considered its strategic partnership with Kazakhstan
as one of its priorities in foreign relations.
Masimov hailed the 60th anniversary of the founding
of the People's Republic of China and was satisfied
with the progress made in China-Kazakhstan relations.
Kazakhstan was willing to boost cooperation with China
in energy and infrastructure and push forward bilateral
ties, Masimov said.