Kazakh-Chinese relations on peak of their development – Ikram Adyrbekov
February 17. KAZINFORM. BEIJING
As was informed before, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is to visit China on February 21. On the threshold of this event a workshop was held in Beijing on discussing the President’s Address to the Nation where Kazakh Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to China Ikram Adyrbekov said that the Kazakh-Chinese relations were on the peak of their development.
‘For instance, in spite of the global crisis the volume of bilateral trade topped record number of USD 20.4 bln in 2010’, I. Adyrbekov said.
As he noted there was a good tendency for diversification of cooperation between the two countries. A number of large joint energy projects are under realization now as well as scientific and technical, cultural and humanitarian contacts are expanded.
‘Besides, we made good progress regarding issues of trans-boundary rivers in 2010. In particular, we have developed an Agreement on protecting water of trans-boundary rivers which is going to be signed during the President’s visit to Beijing’, the Ambassador noted.
‘Certainly, the upcoming visit of the President to China will be of a very significant meaning for bilateral relations and it is also to lay firm foundation for further development of strategic partnership between our countries’, he concluded.
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Kazakhstan not indifferent to global peace and security problems: Kazakh Ambassador to China
February 17. KAZINFORM. BEIJING
The image of Kazakhstan as a country which doesn’t want to remain indifferent to global peace and security problems has been essentially promoted in last few years. Kazakh Ambassador to China Ikram Adyrbekov has made it public at the workshop on the President’s Address held in Beijing today.
According to I.Adyrbekov, these activities of Kazakhstan in 2010 resulted in taking the great responsibility of presidency in the OSCE.
“I am proud to state today that we have successfully coped with this mission and justified the confidence of the international community”, the Ambassador said.
According to him, many foreign experts admitted that Kazakhstan managed to inject new life into the Organization’s work. Thus, the OSCE gained new strength for rebirth during the Kazakhstan’s presidency.
“Certainly, the emphasis must be laid on the role of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev whose political wisdom and will become the main success guarantees of the Kazakhstan’s initiative on presidency and holding the OSCE Summit in Astana”, the Head of the Kazakh mission said.
Speaking of the Kazakhstan’s SCO presidency I.Adyrbekov informed that Astana initiated the SCO Action Plan for 2010-2011. Over 100 different events are scheduled within this Plan.
“The culmination of these efforts will be the Anniversary Summit of the SCO scheduled for June15 this year in Astana. Besides, Kazakhstan will chair the Organization of the Islamic Conference this year as well”, the Ambassador said.
He also emphasized the importance of holding in Astana and Almaty such major international cultural and sport event as the VII Winter Asian Games.