Chinese president meets Kyrgyz PM

19:14, October 15, 2009      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with Prime Minister Igor Chudinov of Kyrgyzstan in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 15, 2009. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

Chinese President Hu Jintao with Prime Minister Igor Chudinov of Kyrgyzstan in Beijing on Thursday afternoon.

Hu said since the two countries established diplomatic ties 17 years ago, China and Kyrgyzstan have continuously reinforced and developed their traditional friendship, and leaders of the two countries have maintained frequent contact and developed a high degree of mutual trust.

The two sides have conducted effective cooperation and achieved notable results in cooperation in such areas as economy, trade, transport, security and culture, Hu said, adding the two countries have also lent support to and cooperated closely with each other within the multilateral frameworks of the United Nations(UN) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO).

Hu said China and Kyrgyzstan are good neighbors, good friends and good partners. He said China attaches great importance to its relations with Kyrgyzstan.

Hu said it is a firm and unchangeable policy of China to continuously deepen mutual trust, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation and realize common development of the two countries.

Hu said China is ready to work with Kyrgyzstan to advance the good-neighborly, friendly and cooperative relationship.

Chudinov said the two countries do not have any political difference or obstacle between them for expanding bilateral links.

He said Kyrgyzstan treasures the mutual trust and mutual understanding between the two countries. He expressed the willingness to cooperate closely with China and strictly abide by all agreements between the two countries.

He said Kyrgyzstan is ready to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China and further advance the good-neighborly friendship.

Chudinov arrived in Beijing Tuesday evening for a three-day official visit. Prior to the meeting with President Hu, he also met with top legislator Wu Bangguo and Premier Wen Jiabao.

Chudinov and Wen witnessed the signing of an agreement on cooperation between the two countries. The governments of the two countries issued a joint communique.

During his visit, Chudinov also attended Wednesday the eighth prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which groups China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

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