China, Kyrgyzstan agree to build community with shared future

Updated: July 31, 2022 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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Actors perform during the "Kyrgyzstan Day" event at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 27, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

China and Kyrgyzstan have become veritable good neighbors, good friends, good partners and good brothers, Wang said.

CHOLPON-ATA, Kyrgyzstan, July 30 (Xinhua) -- China and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to build a community with a shared future, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Saturday.

China-Kyrgyzstan relations have withstood trials and tribulations and gone through an extraordinary journey, Wang told reporters after meeting with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev.

Under the strategic guidance of the two countries' heads of state, China and Kyrgyzstan have become veritable good neighbors, good friends, good partners and good brothers, Wang said, adding that with no major differences or unresolved issues, the two countries should only pursue greater friendship and more cooperation.

Standing at a new historical starting point, China is ready to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to join hands with Kyrgyzstan to open up a brighter future for bilateral cooperation and deliver more benefits to the Chinese and Kyrgyz people, he said.

Photo taken on Nov. 10, 2021 shows a bridge completed during the second phase of a new North-South highway project in Kazarman of Jalalabad Region, Kyrgyzstan. (Photo by Roman/Xinhua)

The Chinese foreign minister briefed reporters on the series of consensuses reached between the two sides.

Both sides believe that the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Kyrgyzstan should be raised to a higher level. With an eye to the development of bilateral relations in the next 30 years, the two countries decided to build a China-Kyrgyzstan community with a shared future, contributing to the building of a closer China-Central Asia community with a shared future and a community with a shared future for mankind.

Both parties are convinced that facing the current complex regional and international challenges, China and Kyrgyzstan should speed up the implementation of the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping, jointly promote the stability and development of Central Asia, oppose stirring up turmoil and divisions in the region, adhere to true multilateralism, safeguard the basic norms of international relations, and unite efforts in the international community to meet global challenges.

Workers unload boxes containing the second batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China at the Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Roman/Xinhua)

Both sides agreed to further strengthen strategic coordination, continue to firmly support each other in safeguarding sovereignty, security and development interests, unswervingly back each other in following a path of development in line with national conditions, and resolutely object to foreign interference in the internal affairs of the two countries.

The two sides decided to accelerate high-quality Belt and Road cooperation. They consider the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway as a strategic project of regional connectivity, and the time and conditions are becoming ripe for the launch of this important project.

The first group of Chinese experts have arrived in Kyrgyzstan recently and started the survey work, kicking off the construction process of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway.

The two sides will also speed up the construction of major projects in Kyrgyzstan, including canals and road networks, and open new border ports to facilitate the flow of people and freight.

A Chinese border policeman introduces entry-exit related matters to a driver from Kyrgyzstan in Erkeshtam port, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Luo Yang)

They will foster new growth areas such as ecological agriculture, e-commerce, cross-border payments and green energy, build a "green Silk Road," and create a new landscape for common development.

The two countries agreed to vigorously promote China-Kyrgyzstan friendship from generation to generation. China will build a Luban Workshop in Kyrgyzstan as soon as possible to train more vocational and technical personnel for the development of the Central Asian country.

They also agreed to set up cultural centers in each other's country at an early date, and strengthen people-to-people ties to consolidate the foundation of long-lasting friendship between China and Kyrgyzstan. 

Editor: Su Dan