China and Kazakhstan pledged to support economic and trade development in their border areas and accelerate the construction of an international cooperation center at the border city of Horgos, said a joint communique issued here Friday.
The communique was issued during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan where he attended the 7th prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries on Thursday.
The two countries will further develop and deepen cooperation in the fields of customs, ports and transportation, said the communique.
Both sides expressed satisfaction with the work of China-Kazakhstan joint commission on the use and protection of trans-border rivers.
The two sides decided to solve the issues of utilizing and protecting their cross-border rivers through consultation in the principles of mutual benefit and win-win solution.
The two countries also agreed that enhancing exchanges between their border provinces, regions and cities is beneficial to mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between local residents there.
Wen arrived in Astana Wednesday evening for a three-day visit to Kazakhstan after wrapping up a tour to Russia.