Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao concluded a three-day visit to Kazakhstan Friday and left for home.
During the visit, Wen met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and held talks with Prime Minister Karim Masimov on bilateral ties and issues of common concern.
In Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, Wen attended the 7th prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries. A joint communique was issued on the status quo of and prospects for the pragmatic cooperation within the organization in such fields as politics, economy, trade and culture.
The SCO, a regional organization founded in June 2001, comprises China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, with Mongolia, India, Iran and Pakistan holding observer status.
Kazakhstan is the final leg of the Chinese premier's two-nation tour, which had also taken him to Russia, where he attended the 13th regular meeting between the prime ministers of China and Russia.