China, Kyrgyzstan seek to advance cooperation

Kyrgyzstan Materials 10 June 2009 21:27 (UTC +04:00)

China hopes to deepen economic and trade cooperation with Kyrgyzstan for mutual benefit, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said here on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

    Wang made the remarks at his meeting with visiting first deputy prime minister of Kyrgyzstan Omurbek Babanov.

    Babanov paid his visit to China to attend the 8th meeting of the China-Kyrgyzstan joint commission on economic and trade cooperation.

    Expressing his congratulations on the successful conclusion of the meeting, Wang said the two countries enjoyed deepening mutual political trust and sound development of economic and trade cooperation in recent years.

    Wang also expressed China's hope for the two sides to strengthen feasibility study of important cooperative projects.

    Babanov said Kyrgyzstan was ready to boost bilateral cooperation in all fields, in efforts to push forward bilateral relations.

    Kyrgyzstan is a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO), a regional organization which also comprises China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    Chinese President Hu Jintao will attend the ninth SCO annual summit on his state visit to Russia from June 14 to 18. Leaders are expected to discuss measures on tackling the economic downturn as well as expanding economic cooperation.