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Askar Mamin, Zhang Gaoli discussed issues of bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and China

29 November 2016, 09:38

During a working visit to Beijing, First Deputy of the Prime Minister Askar Mamin held talks with vice-premier of China's State Council Zhang Gaoli.

The sides discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, in particular, cooperation in trade-economic, energy, industrial, innovation areas, cross-border and regional partnership development, cooperation in transport and logistics, agriculture and telecommunications sectors.

During the meeting, the issues of implementation of agreements, reached during recent talks between the leader of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and China Xi Jinping, were discussed in detail.

The sides noted the importance of the Forum of interregional cooperation between Kazakhstan and China to further strengthen economic and trade relations, business development, improvement of the legal framework. A. Mamin proposed to hold the first forum in 2017.

The industrial and investment cooperation intends to undertake 51 joint large-scale projects in the field of industry, innovation, transport and logistics.

"Working together on the implementation of large-scale programs such as the" Nurly Zhol "and " The Silk Road Economic Belt," promotes the creation of new products and services in the field of transport and logistics, joint implementation of industrial projects and the export potential of the agricultural sector of Kazakhstan," A. Mamin said.

In turn, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli stressed "the success of the initiatives of leaders of Kazakhstan and China Nursultan Nazarbayev and Xi Jinping to further strengthen cooperation across the entire spectrum of strategic partnership."

"We need to develop cooperation in practical terms, to create conditions for contacts of small and medium-sized businesses, to achieve tangible results for the benefit of countries and benefit the two peoples," Zhang Gaoli said.

It was noted that the effectiveness of cooperation in the transport and logistics field shows the activity of the joint Kazakh-Chinese terminal at Lianyungang port, the development of transport and logistic hub SEZ "Khorgos - Eastern Gate", an international center of border cooperation (ICBC) "Khorgos."

During the working visit to China, First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan A. Mamin also held several meetings with the heads of major Chinese companies such as Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd., Shaanxi Jingshengyu Fucha, Naga Corp. Ltd, CRRC Corporation Ltd, CMC, JAC Motors. The meetings discussed the prospects for cooperation and implementation of joint projects in agriculture, railway engineering, the automotive industry, as well as the issue of the participation of these companies in the development of SEZ "Khorgos - Eastern Gate."

At the end of the working visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan to Beijing, a number of documents have been signed, the implementation of them will enhance the joint cooperation in several areas.

Askar Mamin, Zhang Gaoli discussed issues of bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and China