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Chinese premier raises four-point proposal for China-Kazakhstan cooperation

Source: Xinhua | 04-18-2009 09:01

Special Report:   Boao Forum for Asia 2009

SANYA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here Friday with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev and discussed the measures to withstand the impact of the global financial crisis.

The two leaders, who were in the city of Sanya for the 2009 meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in south China's Hainan Province, expressed willingness to make concerted efforts to cope with the crisis.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 17, 2009. Nazarbayev arrived here to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 which would be held in Boao, Hainan from April 17 to 19.(Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Kazakhstan's 
President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Sanya, south China's Hainan 
Province, April 17, 2009. Nazarbayev arrived here to attend 
the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 which 
would be held in Boao, Hainan from April 17 to 19.
(Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Wen spoke highly of the rapid development of the China-Kazakhstan strategic partnership.

Wen put forward a four-point proposal on enhancing Sino-Kazakh cooperation to tide over the difficulties. He said the two countries should:

-- take effective measures to maintain the growth of bilateral trade;

-- fulfill previous agreements and give priority to the cooperation in the energy and resources sectors;

-- reinforce financial and investment cooperation to ensure smooth implementation of major cooperation projects;

-- promote cooperation in the non-resources field, such as infrastructures, so as to forge a more dynamic bilateral trade relation.