China, Kyrgyzstan issue joint statement, ink 13 deals
www.chinaview.cn 2006-06-09 23:00:16

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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. (Xinhua Photo)
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.

    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 in 2005.

    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 visit.

    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

Editor: Luan Shanglin
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