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Chinese President starts official state visit to Kazakhstan‎

06-13-2011 08:38 BJT Special Report:Hu Visits 3 Nations, Attends SCO Summit |

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Chinese President Hu Jintao has arrived in Kazakhstan, to begin an official state visit. The central Asian country is the first stop on his week-long tour, which will also take him to Russia and Ukraine.

In a written speech released at Astana Airport, the President hailed the growth of ties between China and Kazakhstan, in the 19 years since the two sides established diplomatic relations. He and his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev, are expected to hold talks on further developing the strategic partnership.

Hu Jintao will also attend the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana. This gathering marks the 10th anniversary of the SCO.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and his wife Liu Yongqing arrive in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, June 12, 2011, for a state visit and an annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Chinese President Hu Jintao (2nd L, front) and his wife Liu
Yongqing (1st L, front) are greeted by Kazakh President Nursultan
Nazarbayev (1st R, front) upon their arrival in Astana, capital
of Kazakhstan, June 12, 2011. Hu Jintao arrived in Astana Sunday
for a state visit and an annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation
Organization (SCO).

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C, front) and his wife Liu Yongqing (R) are greeted by
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev upon their arrival in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, June 12, 2011. Hu Jintao arrived in Astana Sunday for a state visit and an annual summit
of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) is greeted by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev
upon his arrival at the airport VIP room in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, June 12,
2011. Hu Jintao arrived in Astana Sunday for a state visit and an annual summit of
the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) is greeted by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev
upon his arrival at the airport VIP room in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, June 12,
2011. Hu Jintao arrived in Astana Sunday for a state visit and an annual summit of
the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: CNTV.CN

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