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06-06-2012 13:44 BJT Special Report:The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit 2012 |

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Chinese President Hu Jintao has held talks with his counterparts from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Islam Karimov, after meeting with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atam-bayev.

Leaders are gathering in Beijing to attend the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit. During his meeting with the Kazakh president, Hu Jintao said Nazarbayev is an old friend of the Chinese people, who has made prominent contributions to the relationship between the two countries.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) hosts a welcoming ceremony in
honor of his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Beijing,
capital of China, June 6, 2012. Nazarbayev arrived in Beijing
on Tuesday afternoon to visit China and attend the Beijing summit
of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

Nazarbayev hailed the great development of Kazakhstan-China ties over the past 20 years since the establishment of diplomatic relationships between the nations. He said he is satisfied with the recent cooperation on the areas of trade and energy. And he wishes to achieve cooperation with China in some new areas, such as agriculture, science and technology, and bio-pharmacy.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L, front) and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev
review the guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, capital of China,
June 6, 2012. Nazarbayev arrived in Beijing on Tuesday afternoon to visit China and
attend the Beijing summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
(Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

The two countries then signed the China-Kazakhstan joint declaration. Hu also met Uzbek President Islam Karimov.

Hu said, "Karimov's visit, on the historical occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties, will surely inject new impetus to the development of bilateral relations."

Karimov thanked China for warm reception and expressed his pleasure for this visit. He said the two countries have forged sound cooperative relations on the basis of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in each other's internal affairs.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L, front) and Uzbek President Islam Karimov inspect the
guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony for Karimov at the Great Hall of the People
in Beijing, capital of China, June 6, 2012. Karimov arrived in Beijing on Tuesday
evening to visit China and attend the 12th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member
States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Wednesday and Thursday.
(Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) holds a welcoming ceremony
for Uzbek President Islam Karimov at the Great Hall of the
People in Beijing, capital of China, June 6, 2012. Karimov
arrived in Beijing on Tuesday evening to visit China and
attend the 12th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member
States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on
Wednesday and Thursday. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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