22 April 2019
Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Kazakhstan Zhang Xiao
Nazarbayev Centre, Nur-Sultan

During the meeting, the First President of Kazakhstan noted the high level of existing relations between the two states and indicated the prospects for their further development.

- I am very happy to meet you. It was with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation of Chairman Xi Jinping to participate in One Belt, One Road Forum, which will discuss the results and perspectives of joint work. My talks with the Chairman of the People's Republic of China, with whom we have worked all these seven years in the spirit of mutual understanding, are also expected, Nazarbayev said.

The First President of Kazakhstan stressed the effectiveness of implementing joint projects in the transport and logistics sector.

- We have done a lot of work on infrastructure development. We really appreciate our fruitful cooperation with China and we will continue these mutually beneficial relations, Nazarbayev said.

In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated the Chinese nation on the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, wishing success and further prosperity.

In turn, Ambassador Zhang Xiao conveyed to Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev best wishes on behalf of the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping.

- The 2nd Forum of One Belt, One Road is a resonant international event, which will be attended by 37 heads of state and government. Among all the participants, you, Nursultan Abishevich, are the most important and honored guest at this event, the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China said.

Zhang Xiao stressed the fruitfulness of linking One Belt, One Road initiative and Nurly Zhol New Economic Policy.

- To date, 9 out of 55 jointly implemented projects have already been completed. During the year, it is planned to finish another 8. The fruitfulness of our cooperation, first of all, is your merit, the Ambassador of China said.

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