Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hand with President of Kyrgystan Almazbek Atambayev in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 2, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
URUMQI, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- China will promote cooperation with Kyrgystan in areas including railways, agriculture and investment, and strengthen coordination on security, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed.
Wen made the remarks in a meeting with Kyrgystan President Almazbek Atambayev on the sidelines of the second China-Eurasia Expo, being held in Urumqi of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China.
Hailing the steady and good development of China-Kyrgystan relations, Wen said China supports Kyrgystan's efforts to maintain stability, develop its economy and improve people's quality of life.
He also voiced China's support for Kyrgystan's holding of the rotating chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), saying China will provide assistance for the SCO summit meeting and premiers' meeting to be held in Bishkek of Kyrgystan.
Atambayev said Kyrgystan welcomes Chinese companies to increase investment there and is willing to strengthen cooperation with China in infrastructure construction and agriculture.
Kyrgystan is ready to promote cultural and people-to-people exchanges with China, cooperate more closely within the SCO framework and promote fruitful development of the bilateral relations, he said.