China and Kazakhstan, a pair of traditional friends, see eye to eye with each other all the more with a series of newly-signed cooperative deals worth about $14 billion.
China and Kazakhstan pledged in Astana on Sunday to deepen collaboration in the area of confidence-building measures, to allow CICA, an inter-governmental forum for dialogues on regional security issues in Asia, to play a greater role in the future.
China and Kazakhstan agreed on Sunday to tap into the potential of hi-tech cooperation and further advance bilateral aerospace cooperation.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (3rd L) and his Kazakh counterpart Karim Masimov (4th R) hold talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec. 14, 2014.
Highlighting the modern Silk Road's cultural importance will help pave the way for people to better understand the initiative and its direction, specialists said at the Silk Road International Cultural Forum held in the Kazakh capital Astana last week.
China secured deals worth more than $14 billion to enhance connectivity with Kazakhstan, another step forward to revive the transcontinental Silk Road.
The 13th meeting of the Heads of Government Council of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be held in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, on Monday.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) and his Kazakh counterpart Karim Masimov hold talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec 14, 2014.
Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Astana on Sunday for an official visit to Kazakhstan and the attendance of the 13th prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Premier Li Keqiang starts his first official visit to Kazakhstan Sunday. The two nations are expected to sign deals worth $10b during his two-day trip.
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with his Kazakhstan counterpart, Serik Akhmetov, to discuss enhancing military ties on Monday.
China is ready to strengthen defense cooperation with Kazakhstan and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, said Premier Li Keqiang.