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Wen's trip deepens solidarity, mutual trust between China and Eurasian neighbors: FM   2012-12-07 11:16:00

  SOCHI, Russia, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's trip to Kyrgyzstan and Russia have deepened solidarity and mutual trust and boosted convergence of interests between China and Eurasian countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Thursday.

Chinese PremierWen Jiabao(C,front) is welcomed by Kyrgyz Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldiyev (R, front) upon his arrival in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 4, 2012. Wen Jiabao arrived here Tuesday to attend the 11th prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

  Wen visited the two countries and attended the prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the regular meeting between Chinese and Russian prime ministers.

  Wen's trip also bore significance to the development of the SCO and the long-term development of ties between China and countries in the region, Yang, who was companying Wen during his three-day tour, told reporters.

  In Kyrgyzstan, Wen attended the 11th prime ministers' meeting of the SCO and met with some of the leaders present at the meeting. He also met Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldiyev.

  In Russia, Wen co-chaired the 17th regular China-Russia premiers' meeting with his counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  The SCO, since its establishment 11 years ago, have scored outstanding achievements in cooperation in various fields and played an important role in promoting regional peace and prosperity, Yang said.

  China have enjoyed sound development of bilateral ties with both Russia, a strategic cooperation partner, and Kyrgyzstan, a significant neighbor and the rotating president of SCO, Yang said.

  SCO members have developed stronger willingness to deepen regional cooperation and cooperation with China against the backdrop of profound changes in the global and regional situations and in the face of increasing risks of global economic downturn. China faces fresh opportunities to develop ties with these countries, Yang said.

  Wen reached consensus with various parties in enhancing pragmatic cooperation and boosting mutual development, Yang said, adding that Wen also signed a series of guiding documents, setting the direction for the development of the SCO as well as the development of bilateral relations with Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

  Wen's trip reflected China's dedication to promoting peace, development and cooperation, and achieving win-win outcomes, Yang said, adding the visit was a complete success, which consolidated friendship, enhanced mutual trust, expanded common understanding and deepened cooperation.


  The development and achievements of the SCO fully proved that the organization has become a strategic vehicle of regional peace and stability and common development, Yang said, noting the next decade is crucial for the development of the SCO and its members.

  He said that Wen's attendance at the SCO prime ministers' meeting for the 10th consecutive year has promoted the implementation of the results of this year's SCO Beijing Summit, sped up and boosted cooperation in various areas, and supported the SCO's active role so as to bring more benefits for the region's peoples.

  In his speech at the SCO meeting, Wen proposed that member states carry forward the "Shanghai Spirit," seize opportunities, and make joint efforts to create broader prospects for cooperation.

  The Chinese premier called on SCO members to beef up solidarity, mutual trust and support for each other, communicate with each other closely on major issues concerning regional security and stability, and respect each other's path of development.

  Wen urged SCO countries to take a long-term and strategic perspective in planning common development and to boost the region's strengths and sustainability.

  China is ready to boost coordination with SCO partners to fulfill the its commitments in June of providing 10-billion-U.S. dollar loans to other SCO members, and is mulling setting up an economic and technological cooperation fund for the region, Wen said.

  He suggested the development of an SCO telecom satellite service and the establishment of a China-SCO environment protection cooperation center.

  He called on SCO members to step up the fight against the "three evil forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism, set up a disaster early warning and rescue center, and actively carry out food cooperation.

  Wen iterated that China will continue to follow the path of peaceful development and opening policies and will always be a reliable friend and sincere partner of developing countries.

  The SCO prime ministers' meeting issued several documents including a joint communique, setting the direction for the SCO's future development.

  Participants spoke highly of the SCO's achievements in cooperation and its vast developing prospects, and praised the Chinese premier's positions and proposals, said Yang.

  They also lauded the important role China has played in boosting the organization's development and construction, enhancing solidarity and cooperation between regional countries, and promoting regional peace and prosperity, he said.

  Wen, on the sidelines of the SCO meeting, met with Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov and Mongolian Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag and some other leaders to exchange views on issues of common concern, enhancing the favorable ties between China and regional countries and organizations.


  Kyrgyzstan is China's important partner in Central Asia and their bilateral relations have witnessed sound development since the two countries established diplomatic ties 20 years ago, Yang said.

  Wen's second visit to Kyrgyzstan in eight years is of great significance to deepening cooperation in various fields and boosting friendly relations of good neighborliness between the two countries, Yang said.

  Wen and Kyrgyz leaders reviewed the significant development of China-Kyrgyzstan relations since the two countries established diplomatic ties, and agreed to continue to strengthen bilateral high-level exchanges, work together to plan and expand bilateral economic and trade cooperation, step up coordination under the framework of the SCO, and safeguard common interests, he said.

  Wen put forth cooperation proposals, including encouraging Chinese enterprises to expand investment in Kyrgyzstan, strengthening border and customs cooperation, pushing ahead the construction of a railway linking the two countries, intensifying law enforcement cooperation and cracking down on the "three evil forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism, Yang said.

  The two sides also signed several cooperation documents, he added.

  Kyrgyzstan appreciated China's long-term assistance and support to its socioeconomic development and expressed willingness to make concerted efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation to make new contributions to the stability and development of the region, Yang noted.

  Kyrgyz media said that China is a friendly neighbor and reliable partner to Kyrgyzstan and Wen's visit will vigorously lift the relations between the two countries.


  Yang said that China-Russia relations have entered a new stage where both countries regard each other as a new development opportunity and a cooperation partner of priority, which is required for both countries' development and revitalization as well as world peace and stability.

  Yang said the regular China-Russia premiers' meeting mechanism has played a very important role in advancing China-Russia relations. He stressed that Wen's visit is the first meeting between the premiers of the two countries after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The two sides focused on planning bilateral pragmatic cooperation under the new circumstances to further advance bilateral strategic coordination.

  Leaders of China and Russia lauded the positive role of the regular China-Russia premiers' meeting mechanism and agreed to keep it going and jointly explore broader prospects for bilateral friendly cooperation, Yang said.

  Reviewing the current world situation, Wen noted that China and Russia need to constantly deepen political and strategic mutual trust, expand pragmatic cooperation, speed up their own development, protect their common interests, and push for greater roles of the mechanisms like the United Nations, the Group of 20, the SCO and BRICS to promote the multipolarization and sustainable development of the world.

  In order to further advance cooperation between China and Russia, Yang said that Wen has put forward a seven-point proposal -- striving to expand bilateral trade to 100 billion U.S. dollars earlier before the target year of 2015; advancing all-round cooperation in energy to enhance energy security of both countries and sustainable development; expanding cooperation in such key areas as investment, deep processing, high-tech and innovation and promote cooperation on major strategic projects featuring joint research and development and joint production in the areas of aeronautics and astronautics; taking full advantage of regular meetings of local leaders of both countries to boost region-to-region cooperation between the two countries; giving free play to market mechanisms and lending support and convenience to enterprises on policy and management levels; further expanding cultural exchanges and, in particular, holding a successful China Tourism Year in Russia and implement the 10-year program on future cultural cooperation; actively participating in global economic governance to facilitate reforms of international economic and financial system.

  During the visit, the two countries signed a joint communique of the 17th regular meeting between Chinese and Russian prime ministers as well as a number of bilateral cooperative documents, Yang said.

  The Russian leaders said that the Russia-China relationship is an example of new-type relations between responsible powers, and that the Russian side fully agrees with China's proposals on promoting bilateral ties.

  They also said Russia is willing to work with China to further strengthen high-level contacts and strategic coordination, expand exchanges and cooperation in such fields as economics and trade, energy, aeronautics and astronautics, transport, and high technology, to advance bilateral relations further.

  Russian media spoke highly of the outcome of Wen's visit to Russia and the important significance of the China-Russia relations, believing that the long-term, sound and stable development of the China-Russia relations has vigorously safeguarded the common interests of the two countries, which is also beneficial to the world, Yang said.

  Yang described Wen's visit as a successful trip for consolidating good neighborliness and friendship and deepening cooperation with neighboring countries. The trip has boosted cooperation within the SCO in various fields as well as new developments of China-Kyrgyzstan and China-Russia ties.

  He said that China will follow the foreign policy set at the 18th CPC National Congress, advocate the spirit of equality and mutual trust, inclusiveness and mutual learning, and cooperation for win-win results.

  China will work with countries in the region to create a political environment of unity and cooperation, maintain a peaceful and stable security environment, and build a development environment for mutually beneficial cooperation, among others, to bring more benefits to the countries and peoples in the regions and make greater contribution to world peace, stability and development.

source : Xinhua     editor:: Zhang Yan
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