China, Kazakhstan eye further hi-tech, aerospace co-op
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) and his Kazakh counterpart Karim Masimov attend the second regular meeting between the China-Kazakhstan heads of government in Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec 14, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]
ASTANA - China and Kazakhstan agreed on Sunday to tap into the potential of hi-tech cooperation and further advance bilateral aerospace cooperation.
In a joint communique issued during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's official visit to Kazakhstan, the two countries agreed to jointly establish a technical cooperation center as both sides have huge cooperation potential in hi-tech field, innovation and transformation of scientific achievements.
The two countries hoped that mainstream hi-tech organizations and enterprises from both sides would carry out exchanges and develop partnership with each other.
Meanwhile, in the communique, both sides spoke highly of the significance of conducting cooperation in the aerospace sector. They agreed to set up a joint working group to study bilateral cooperation mechanism and direction.
Li arrived in Astana earlier on Sunday for an official visit to the Central Asian country as well as a prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.