President Xi Jinping first proposed the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative 20 months ago in Kazakhstan, and on Thursday he and his counterpart in the Central Asian country agreed to step up cooperation over the trans-Eurasianmega project.
The three countries that President Xi Jinping is visiting from this week all play significant roles in promoting the China-proposed "Belt and Road Initiative".
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Thursday for a visit to Kazakhstan, his second to the Central Asian country since he took office in March 2013.
Mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Kazakhstan has been progressing since the two countries forged diplomatic ties in 1992, and their cooperation in trade and investment has witnessed a remarkable momentum of growth.
China's effort to export its industrial capacity recorded another success with the signing of landmark deals with resource-rich Kazakhstan worth $23.6 billion.
China has opened a cargo train service linking eastern city port of Lianyungang and Almaty, the financial and technological hub of Kazakhstan.
Shanxi's Council for the Promotion of International Trade hosted an investment and trade forum between Kazakhstan and North China's Shanxi province on Jan 20.
China and Kazakhstan on Wednesday pledged to boost railway and new energy cooperation to further their comprehensive strategic partnership.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is in Kazakhstan for an official visit to the central Asian country and the 13th prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
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.