The President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Kyrgyzstan Xiao Qinghua on the occasion of completion of his diplomatic mission in Kyrgyzstan. Press service of the head of state reported.
The President of the Kyrgyz Republic noted that the Kyrgyz side attached great importance to bilateral cooperation and comprehensive strategic partnership.
«We value our friendship with Xi Jinping, as well as friendship between the peoples of our countries. 2019 will be full of events concerning Kyrgyz-Chinese relations. We are planning to hold a number of events, and the most important of them are the return state visit of the PRC President Xi Jinping to Kyrgyzstan and the summit of the heads of the SCO member states under the chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic,» Sooronbai Jeenbekov said.
He expressed confidence that the expected visit of the PRC Chairman to Kyrgyzstan and the SCO summit would be held at the highest level and would give new impetus to bilateral and multilateral relations.
Xiao Qinghua noted that he fell in love with Kyrgyzstan, its people and customs during his diplomatic mission, and also conveyed the best wishes from Xi Jinping.
«In 2018, you have paid a successful state visit to China. The heads of the two states outlined a clear direction for the development of cooperation between our countries. You always pay much attention to China, express words of support. China will remain a friend and long-term partner of Kyrgyzstan, increasing its potential for sustainable development,» said Xiao Qinghua.
The parties exchanged views on the issues of deepening and expanding political, trade and economic, interregional, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and China.