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Turkmen President visits China

11-24-2011 08:24 BJT

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In Beijing, President Hu Jintao has welcomed his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, who is continuing his four-day visit to China.

China and Turkmenistan have signed fourteen agreements including ones on the supply of natural gas. According to the agreement, Turkmenistan will send China an extra 25 billion cubic meters of natural gas every year.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov attend a press conference after a signing ceremony of agreements on bilateral cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 23, 2011. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

With China’s need for energy increasing, trade between the two countries is expected to grow. With the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations approaching, the visit by Turkmen leader will promote the healthy relations between the two countries.

The Turkmen President will also travel to other Chinese cities in the south, including Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, meets with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 23, 2011. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 23, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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