Hu Jintao said here Saturday China attached great importance to its relations with Kazakhstan and advancing bilateral relations was a priority, Xinhua reported.
During his talks with Kazakh President
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Hu said China would continue to support Kazakhstan in choosing its own development route and formulating its own policy.
He said China supported Kazakhstan playing a greater role in regional and international affairs.
The two presidents witnessed the signing of a number of cooperation documents after the talks.
President Hu said, no matter what changes had occurred in the international situation since the two countries established diplomatic links 18 years ago, China-Kazakhstan relations had always maintained a momentum of rapid and healthy growth.
In order to further advance the strategic partnership with Kazakhstan, Hu put forward several proposals, including enhancing mutual trust through close high-level contact, expanding practical cooperation for mutual benefits, improving traditional friendship by increasing cultural exchanges, strengthening security cooperation to promote regional stability and stepping up cooperation in multilateral frameworks to safeguard common interests.
Hu said China would actively participate in joint anti-terror military exercises by members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Kazakhstan this year. China would step up security cooperation with Kazakhstan on the international occasions of the Shanghai World Expo, the Asian Games in Guangzhou and the Winter Asian Games in Almaty.
Hu said, with the joint efforts of China, Kazakhstan and other parties, the SCO summit in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent ended with a success.