The President said that at the forum Kazakhstan performed its stance on further development of the Asian continent. President Nazarbayev emphasized the growing importance of Asia that had been also marked at the speeches of heads of states and governments delivered at the forum.
“The role of Asia is being increased in the world economy with significant increase of the role of the People's Republic of China. China's development will make a positive influence on our country. So, the existing relationships of trust and friendship will be continued. It is for the benefit of our country,” the President stated.
The President summed up the results of the official visit to China, having noted that he compared notes with the newly elected President of the PRC Xi Jinping.
“We essentially agreed to continue existing relationships in the spirit of trust and mutual friendship established between Kazakhstan and China over these years in all directions, both the economy and politics. Moreover, cooperation within the framework of the SCO, the CICA and the participation of China in the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions also play an important role,” the President said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that the bilateral cooperation in the sphere of transport and communications will be further developed with the operation of the important project of the Chinese port city of Lianyungang.