|President Xi Jinping Meets with Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov|
On the morning of September 15 local time, President Xi Jinping met with President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov at Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand.
President Xi noted that he and President Zhaparov had a friendly, in-depth and pragmatic exchange in February and reached many important common understandings. China firmly supports Kyrgyzstan’s independently chosen development path, supports Kyrgyzstan in defending national independence, sovereignty and security and opposes interference in Kyrgyzstan’s internal affairs by any external forces under whatever pretext. China has been and will always be a friend and partner that Kyrgyzstan can trust and rely on.
President Xi stressed that under the new circumstances, the two sides need to increase staunch mutual support and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in an all-round way. The two sides need to further synergize development strategies and implement well the Medium and Long-Term Economic and Trade Cooperation Plan between China and Kyrgyzstan. China supports the implementation of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway project, and is ready to work for its early operation. China supports more eligible Chinese companies in investing in Kyrgyzstan and will facilitate the exchange of personnel and the customs clearance of goods between the two countries. China is ready to work with Kyrgyzstan to strengthen coordination, develop a sound China+Central Asia (C+C5) Meeting mechanism, act on the Global Development Initiative (GDI) and the Global Security Initiative (GSI), resolutely defend international equity and justice, and safeguard the common interests of the vast developing countries.
President Zhaparov recalled the success of his meeting with President Xi Jinping during the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in February and recognized the meeting’s important role in guiding the cooperation between the two countries in various fields. He reaffirmed that Kyrgyzstan firmly abides by the one-China principle, firmly maintains that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and firmly supports China’s stance on issues concerning China’s core interests such as the issues related to Taiwan, Xinjiang and Hong Kong. Kyrgyzstan is ready to work with China to strengthen cooperation in economy and trade, railway, COVID-19 and security among other fields and deepen Kyrgyzstan-China comprehensive strategic partnership. The Kyrgyz side commends the GSI and GDI proposed by China and views both as important initiatives for promoting world peace and development. The Kyrgyz side will work closely with the Chinese side to make the Shanghai Cooperation Organization an anchor for security and stability in Central Asia and jointly safeguard regional security and stability. President Zhaparov wished the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a full success and shared his conviction that the CPC will lead the Chinese people toward even greater success on the path of realizing national rejuvenation.
Relevant departments of the two countries signed cooperation documents in such areas as agriculture, medical care, fire protection and phytosanitary measures.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng and other officials attended the event.