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N.Nazarbayev took part in "One belt, one way" Forum in Beijing (REVIEW)

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the Forum "One belt, one way" in Beijing (People's Republic of China).
World15 May , 09:08

On Saturday, May 13, according to Akorda press service, Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived to Beijing to attend the Forum for International Cooperation "One belt, one way".

So, the next day, on May 14, the President of Kazakhstan took part in an opening ceremony of the Forum for International Cooperation, which was also attended by the heads of foreign states, international organizations and delegations.

The President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.

It should be noted that the main goal of the Forum was to discuss areas for intensifying cooperation, creating platforms for interaction and exchanging the results of cooperation. Representatives of foreign countries considered such key issues as infrastructure communication, trade and economic cooperation, industrial investment, energy and resources, financial support, environmental protection.

During the visit to the People's Republic of China Nursultan Nazarbayev held meetings with leaders of foreign countries.

So, the President of Kazakhstan greeted President of China Xi Jinping and congratulated him on a successful opening of the Forum.

Nursultan Nazarbayev held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Turkey Recep Erdogan, with whom he discussed the results of a recent round of Astana talks on Syria. By the way, noting the results of the Astana process, Erdogan stressed his importance for continuing a dialogue on the Syrian issue in Geneva.

In addition, the Head of the State exchanged greetings with Presidents of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Prime Ministers of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Malaysia Najib Tun Razak, Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab.

Nursultan Nazarbayev also had a conversation with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who confirmed his intention to participate in the upcoming SCO summit in Astana.

According to the press service of Akorda, during the conversation with the President of Kazakhstan, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed the participation of the King of Spain in a forthcoming international exhibition "EXPO-2017".

Nursultan Nazarbayev at the Forum's fields met with the Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the state and prospects for the development of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and China.

"Our relations have become exemplary for other states. At the meeting in 2014, we raised the issue of the implementation of projects for the creation of production, the connection of transport systems. We have yet to implement a number of important projects," the President of Kazakhstan said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, noting the importance of integration processes, stressed the special role of the "One Belt, One Way" initiative in the current conditions.

The Head of State drew attention to the positive results of pairing the two programs - "Nurly Zhol" and the Silk Way.

In addition, the sides discussed issues of increasing the volume of trade between the states, the prospects for using the transit potential of Kazakhstan, aspects of the development of technologies and environmentally friendly modern productions, as well as interaction in energy and agricultural spheres.

In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan invited Li Keqiang to visit our country.

In addition, President of China Xi Jinping accepted Nursultan Nazarbayev, during the meeting the Head of State noted the importance of holding the Forum.

The Head of State thanked the PRC President for the Forum "One belt, one way" invitation and noted its good organization.

"I think that the Forum will be one of the main events of this year all over the world. Today's speech at the opening of the Forum was very informative and gave an answer to many questions of cooperation between countries. "One belt, one way" is a new paradigm, a scheme of cooperation at a new level," the President of Kazakhstan said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that the idea "One belt, one way" is cooperation not only at the regional level, but also interaction between countries of different continents.

"More than 60 countries, covering 45% of the world's population, participate in this belt. Bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and China has become exemplary, and other countries can learn from us," the Head of State said.

In addition, the parties discussed the issues of ensuring regional and cyber security, as well as topical issues on an international agenda.

Xi Jinping thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for Kazakhstan's contribution to the settlement of the Syrian conflict. The PRC President noted the success of the "Nurly Zhol" program, as well as the relevance of the CICA's international initiative.

The leader of the PRC confirmed his readiness to come to Kazakhstan with the official visit, to take part in the SCO Summit and the opening of the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017.

The heads of state also discussed the number of issues of bilateral cooperation. Particular attention was paid to the topics of increasing trade turnover and cooperation in the fields of industry, innovation, transport and energy.

As a result of the visit of the Head of State, it is possible to note the positive dynamics of the development of relations between the two states. There is confidence in their further strengthening at a higher level.