Nur-Sultan, September 22. Mazhilis Speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin met with the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, Li Zhanshu, who arrived in Kazakhstan on his first official visit.
Noting the strategic nature of the Kazakh-Chinese relations, the Chairman of the Mazhilis focused on a strong political dialogue and economic ties, the foundations of which were laid by the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Chinese leadership.
According to Nurlan Nigmatulin, the current interaction between the two countries is developing dynamically thanks to the agreements of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the President of China Xi Jinping, reached during the first state visit of the Head of our state to China.
The implementation of such major projects as the Khorgos port, the Aktau port, the new railway corridor "Kazakhstan - Turkmenistan - Iran" and the transit corridor "Western Europe - Western China", is of strategic importance for the entire Eurasian continent.
The NPC SC Chairman Li Zhanshu praised the level of the Kazakh-Chinese cooperation, focusing on Kazakhstan’s special place in China's diplomatic relations with neighboring countries.
According to Li Zhanshu, China will continue to support Kazakhstan’s endeavor to take its own development path, wish prosperity to our country and hope for Kazakhstan to continue to play a significant role in the international arena.
The NPC SC Chairman also emphasized the importance of the Joint Statement of the heads of the two states on eternal, comprehensive, strategic partnership, signed during the state visit of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to China.
As the Mazhilis Chairman noted, further expansion of inter-parliamentary interaction is also needed today, when both countries are at a new stage of their interstate relations. This is also evidenced by the fact that the parliamentary delegation of the National People's Congress of China is the first official delegation of China to visit our country after the first state visit of the President of Kazakhstan to the PRC.
The two sides agreed to exchange legislative experience, including that in legal support of reforms and innovative development.
Nurlan Nigmatulin expressed confidence that the visit of the NPC SC Chairman Li Zhanshu to our country and his participation in the upcoming 4th meeting of speakers of Eurasian countries’ parliaments “Greater Eurasia: Dialogue. Trust. Partnership” will give a significant impetus to comprehensive strengthening of the Kazakh-Chinese relations.
During the meeting, Mazhilis Chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin congratulated his counterpart on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and wished the Chinese people prosperity and well-being.