BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) -- China
and Kyrgyzstan issued a joint statement and also signed 13 deals in Beijing on
Friday during Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's first state visit to China.
|Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes
hands with Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev after signing Sino-Kyrgyz
Joint Declaration at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 9, 2006.
China and Kyrgyzstan pledged to work on technical
evaluation and financing for the construction of a railway line also linking
Uzbekistan, according to a joint statement signed by Bakiyev and Chinese
President Hu Jintao after their talks.
The two countries also stressed that they will work
together to crack down on terrorism of any form, including the "East Turkistan"
terrorist forces, within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO), the statement says.
The SCO, comprising China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, will hold a summit meeting on June 15 in
Shanghai to mark its 5th founding anniversary.
After signing the joint statement, the two heads of
state witnessed the signing of 13 bilateral agreements on economy, agriculture,
education and loan.
In talks with Bakiyev, Hu expressed appreciation of
Kyrgyzstan's adherence to the one-China policy, as well as China's support for
Kyrgyzstan's efforts in promoting social stability and economic development.
"The two sides should enhance coordination in such
international organizations as the United Nations and the SCO to facilitate
peace and development in the region and the world," Hu said.
Hu hosted a red-carpet ceremony to welcome Bakiyev at
the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing. Bakiyev assumed the presidency
Bakiyev also met separately with China's top
legislator Wu Bangguo and Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday. He will attend a
China-Kyrgyzstan trade seminar on Saturday before concluding his two-day state
Bakiyev told Hu that Kyrgyzstan will firmly support
China's stance on the Taiwan issue and efforts in fighting terrorism.
Bakiyev suggested the two countries, which share a borderline of more than 1,000 kilometers, further their trade cooperation. Enditem