China tops Kyrgyzstan's foreign policy priorities

Updated: 2013-09-09 17:04


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BISHKEK - Kyrgyzstan will spare no efforts to strengthen and consolidate its relations with China, which tops its foreign policy priorities, Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev said in a recent interview.

China and Kyrgyzstan, which share a trustful and mutually beneficial partnership, do not have any political differences that may hinder the sustainable development of their relations, Abdyldaev told Xinhua ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Bishkek.

He said Xi's visit and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek are highly anticipated in Kyrgyzstan, noting that the Central Asian country attaches great importance to and looks forward to developing all-round cooperation with China.

Abdyldaev said economic and trade cooperation, which has made great progress in recent years, plays a significant role in the development of bilateral relations.

"I think there is huge potential in the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries," said the minister.

Meanwhile, Abdyldaev pointed out that exchanges in culture and education, an integrated part of the relationship, have enabled the two countries to create a friendly atmosphere for developing relations.

He added that more and more Kyrgyz people are studying Chinese and become interested in Chinese culture and history.

The minister said he is happy to see a series of plans in bilateral educational cooperation that will help the young people to get a better understanding of the great neighbor of Kyrgyzstan.



President Xi visits Central Asia, attends G20, SCO summits

Sept 3 to 13: Pay state visits to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Sept 5 to 6: Attend the eighth Leaders' Summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) in St. Petersburg.

Sept 13: Attend the 13th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.


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