President Xi Jinping Creates Ties with Central Asian Countries
China’s president Xi Jinping along with Kyrgyzstan president Almazbek Atambaev signed cooperation agreements to upgrade bilateral ties for a more strategic partnership. The two presidents met and both agree that the two countries must offer political support for each other and maintain a close coordination on security while conducting a mutually benefiting economic cooperation.
XI Jinping came to Kyrgyzstan Tuesday marking his first official state visit to the Central Asian country, where he is attending a Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit. Kyrgyzstan is Xi’s last stop of his current overseas trip after visiting Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. During his visit to Uzbekistan, both Xi and Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov have also signed agreements amounting to US$ 15 billion in several key sectors in oil, gas and uranium.
Karimov praised the his country’s ties with China saying after years of their independent development, China have not linked nor explored the possibility of a multifaceted bilateral cooperation with political or other conditions. The two countries have also agreed in making changes to the Uzbekistan-China agreement that was forged several years ago.