China ready to provide Kazakhstan with funds and equipment on lease
Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec. 15
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
China is ready to provide Kazakhstan with equipment on lease and funds.
"As part of the 'Nurly zhol' program, I told Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Karim Massimov that cement, glass will be required for the development of infrastructure," Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang said at the meeting of the Kazakh-Chinese Business Council with the participation of heads of governments of the two countries.
"Of course, a power plant must be built," he said. "China has rich experience in the construction of power plants and the production of glass and cement. I offered Kazakh partners to build these facilities by using Chinese materials because our equipment has a world-class quality and competitive. If Kazakhstan is ready to use our equipment, we are ready to give funds and assist in leasing."
"I believe that China has a big market," he said. "It is very important for great development of power engineering and agricultural products in Kazakhstan. We are also ready to buy agricultural products from Kazakhstan. I believe that our cooperation will have great prospects. At present, this is the best time. There are more Chinese businessmen than Kazakh ones in the hall. This testifies to the fact that our businessmen focus on further development of our cooperation."
Prime Minister Massimov said that the two countries are long-time partners and friends.
Massimov appreciates the high level of cooperation.
"There is such a Chinese saying - Friendship has no price," he said. "The warm and trusting relations between Presidents Nazarbayev and Xi Jinping testify to this friendship. I see that the interest of Chinese business in our country is great. I want to confirm that it is of mutual interest. I am glad that Kazakhstan and China are expanding the trade-economic cooperation. The cooperation in the cultural sphere and contacts between people are intensified."
Edited by CN