05.01.2017, 12:39

Almazbek Atambayev and Xi Jinping exchange congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations

 Almazbek Atambayev and Xi Jinping exchange congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations

Bishkek, Jan. 5 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Kyrgyz President's press service reports.

In his message Almazbek Atambayev said that during a quarter of a century since the establishment of diplomatic, Kyrgyzstan and China jointly established an active political dialogue, mutually beneficial trade and economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation, as well as effective cooperation in the field of security.

"Our positions on many topical and important issues on the international agenda are similar or close. We also have good cooperation within the UN, SCO and other multilateral frameworks. In September 2013, during your state visit to the Kyrgyz Republic bilateral relations were brought to the level of strategic partnership, which fully corresponds to the spirit of good neighborliness and friendship between our peoples," the message says.

President Atambayev stressed that the history of the Kyrgyz-Chinese relations extends back over more than one thousand years, going back centuries. "The Great Silk Road connects us since time immemorial, we can say that the traditions of friendship and good-neighborliness laid down in ancient times, became the solid foundation of modern Kyrgyz-Chinese relations," the message says.

Kyrgyz President said that he appreciated the personal attention of Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the development of bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and China, and expressed full readiness to continue joint work for further deepening and strengthening for the benefit of our peoples. Almazbek Atambayev wished the Chinese President good health and great success in state activities, and the friendly Chinese people - well-being, peace and prosperity.

Chinese President Xi Jinping in his message on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kyrgyzstan, on behalf of the Chinese Government, the Chinese people and himself, expressed to President Almazbek Atambayev and the friendly Kyrgyz people sincere congratulations and best wishes.

"China and Kyrgyzstan are good neighbors and strategic partners, the friendship between the two peoples has a long history. The trend of rapid development of Sino-Kyrgyz relations has been preserved for 25 years. After the establishment of the strategic partnership between the two countries in 2013, bilateral relations have entered into the mainstream of accelerated development," the message says. "Political mutual trust has been deepening constantly. Joint construction of One Road, One Belt, the cooperation in the field of energy, electricity, infrastructure, agriculture, security and humanitarian spheres comprehensively promoted and achieved great success, the message says.

Xi Jinping also said in his message that China and Kyrgyzstan firmly support each other on issues concerning the interests of the two countries, have good cooperation in multilateral frameworks such as the UN, SCO, etc. Thanks to the development of bilateral relations, China and Kyrgyzstan has not only successfully defend the interests of both countries, but also made a significant contribution to maintaining peace, stability, development and prosperity in the region.

"I attach great importance to the development of Chinese-Kyrgyz relations. China always support the way of development chosen by Kyrgyzstan in accordance with their realities, to support the efforts of Kyrgyzstan to ensure state independence, sovereignty, security and development," says in the message.

He expressed readiness to further promote the Sino-Kyrgyz strategic partnership for the benefit of the two countries and peoples.

Xi wished the continuous strengthening and development of friendship between China and Kyrgyzstan. He also wished the President of the Kyrgyz Republic every success in his work and good health.