China has summarized the program that joins the Silk Road Economic belt and Maritime Silk Road. Experts specify that the initiative One Belt One Road belongs to China, however, the participating countries put joint efforts in project realization. The Silk Road comprises the territory which is the home for more than 60% of the world’s population. Kazakhstan has become an important partner, practically, for every participant of this project.
NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV, PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- One Belt One Road is a new paradigm, a scheme of collaboration of a new level not only for the region and large continents but also for the most countries that take part in this belt. More than 60 countries comprising of 45% of population and of the same amount of production speak for themselves. I want to tell that our multilateral partnership with the People's Republic of China (PRC) has become exemplary. Other countries can learn from us. Owing to your friendly attitude to Kazakhstan, the project has become possible.
In his turn, the president of PRC thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for Kazakhstan’s contribution into the process of regulating the Syrian conflict. Moreover, he highlighted the success of Nurly ZHol Program and relevance of international initiative of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). The leaders of both countries have emphasized the increase of trade turnover and cooperation in industry, innovation, transport and energy.
XI JINPING, PRESIDENT, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA:
- The initiative of the Silk Road Economic belt was set up here in Kazakhstan. Last year, you visited Hangzhou in order to take part in G-20 Leader’ summit where we have discussed the bilateral talks about deepening and developing all areas of bilateral relations, exchanged views on regional and international issues and reached an understanding on a number of issues. It is my pleasure to highlight that our agreements are in the process of implementation.
Both countries have accomplished a big work in order to reinforce the mutual trade, exchange of investments and improvement of business climate. For example, in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries the time period of custom checks for agricultural products exported to China has been reduced by 90 percent. Chinese investments into the participating countries of One belt, One Road project exceeded $50 billion.
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