Foreign and Military Affairs

Hu leaves Kazakhstan for Turkmenistan visit

By Wu Jiao (
Updated: 2009-12-13 11:39

China President Hu Jintao wrapped up his a tightly-scheduled one day visit to the Central Asian country today, and will fly to Turkmenistan.

During his visit, China and Kazakhstan has signed three agreements to boost their cooperation in financial and renewable energy sectors.

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In Turkmenistan, Hu will hold bilateral talks with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov, who is also visiting the country now.

Hu will also join the heads of three Central Asian countries, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, in attending the official opening ceremony of the China-Central Asian gas pipeline tomorrow.

The pipeline, stretching 1,833-kilometre-long (1,139-mile), is China’s first transnational ground gas pipeline.

It threads through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan before coming into western China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region.