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Chinese president's envoy meets Kyrgyzstan parliament head

01-11-2012 16:30 BJT

BISHKEK, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao's special envoy, Chen Zhili, and Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker Asylbek Zheenbekov met here on Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kyrgyzstan.

Chen, who is vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China, told Zheenbekov that China attaches great importance to its relations with Kyrgyzstan and cherished the traditional friendship between the two nations.

Facts showed the deepening bilateral ties was in the interests of both peoples and also conducive to regional peace and stability, Chen said.

China is willing to work with Kyrgyzstan to further boost political trust between the two countries and push forward the Chinese-Kyrgyz relationship of friendship and cooperation, Chen said.

The Chinese presidential envoy also conveyed sincere greetings and good wishes from China's top legislator, Wu Bangguo, to Zheenbekov.

Zheenbekov said the peoples of China and Kyrgyzstan shared a tradition of friendly exchanges and, in the past 20 years, the two nations had pushed forward comprehensive cooperation in a wide range of areas, based on the principle of equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit.

Zheenbekov said he hoped the two countries could take the 20-year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as an opportunity to intensify practical cooperation in various areas and make new contributions for the common prosperity of the two countries as well as for regional stability.

Zheenbekov also said the Kyrgyz Parliament had a strong desire to develop ties with the NPC, China's national legislature.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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