Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev said he was satisfied with the current constructive and mutually trustful relations with China and has expressed hope the two nations can deepen their long-term, stable and mutually-beneficial partnership.
In an interview with Chinese media, the president also said the high level of mutual trust between the two countries, which share a borderline of more than 1,000 km, has increasingly injected vitality into the development of bilateral ties.
The two countries have supported each other over such key issues as sovereignty and territorial integrity and national security, and shared positions on many important political issues and on international economic cooperation, he said in the interview conducted ahead of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Kyrgyzstan hopes that ties between the two countries will achieve progress in such multilateral organizations as the United Nations and the SCO, he said.
Economic cooperation should take a priority, the president said, noting that in recent years, bilateral economic and trade cooperation had developed rapidly in many fields, while China had invested more and more heavily in Kyrgyzstan.
A joint cement plant bears witness to the economic cooperation between the two countries, he noted.
The sound political relations and the signed documents on cooperation have laid foundation for the rapid development of bilateral ties, he said, adding that Kyrgyz-China relations enjoy great potentials for development.