Round table discussion on Kazakh-Chinese relations held in Beijing
Kazakhstan, Astana, 19 June / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
On Wednesday, Beijing hosted a "round table" on "Kazakhstan-2050 Strategy and Kazakh-Chinese relations" jointly organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in China and the Institute of Russia, East Europe and Central Asia of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
The event was attended by the Director of the Institute of Social Development of the Eurasian Development Research Center under China's State Council Li Fenglin, director of the Russian Institute of Chinese Academy of Contemporary International Relations, Feng Yujun, a member of the Council for Development and Cooperation in Africa and Asia, former Ambassador of China to Kazakhstan Yao Peisheng, experts of China Institute of International Studies, the Academy of International Trade and Economics as well as representatives of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Commerce.
The participants of the "round table" discussed the main aspects of the Kazakhstan-2050 Strategy, noting the document's program and practical nature.
Speaking on the topic "Kazakhstan - an active participant and supporter of the development of the non-proliferation regime", Feng Yujun noted the important role of Kazakhstan in the sphere of global disarmament. The decision to close the Semipalatinsk test site on August 29, 1991, further renunciation of nuclear arsenal and new initiatives in this sphere have received recognition and respect of the entire international community. According to Feng Yujun, Nursultan Nazarbayev deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to the cause of global nuclear disarmament.
Yao Peisheng spoke about the importance of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. He drew attention of the "round table" participants to the fact that the main idea of the Congress - peace and harmony - have received international recognition, and the spiritual forum has become an effective platform for direct dialogue between religions and faiths around the world. China supports the continuation of this process.
In the course of the free discussion the "round table", participants discussed a wide range of topics, covering security issues in Central Asia, the situation in Afghanistan, various aspects of the development of cooperation between Kazakhstan and China. Suggestions were made to further promote bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, transport, agriculture and others.