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Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region intends to cooperate with regions of Kyrgyzstan

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov received a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Communist Party of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China Ma Xingrui as part of his working visit to Bishkek. Press service of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

Sadyr Japarov stressed that China has been one of the main trade and investment partners of Kyrgyzstan, and highlighted the positive trend of increasing trade between Kyrgyzstan and XUAR, in particular.

He paid special attention to the development of a joint transport and logistics infrastructure and creation of mutually beneficial conditions in trade to further increase the volume of trade.

Touching upon China — Kyrgyzstan — Uzbekistan railway construction project, the head of state noted that it would contribute to the deepening of trade and economic cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and XUAR, and would also have a multiplicative effect on the development of other sectors of the economy.

President Sadyr Japarov emphasized that active work was underway in Kyrgyzstan to create a favorable business environment and protect the interests of foreign investors, in connection with which he invited companies from the XUAR to take part in the implementation of investment projects in Kyrgyzstan.

Secretary of the Party Committee of the CPC XUAR Ma Xingrui noted that the main mission of the visit of the Chinese delegation to Kyrgyzstan is to implement the agreements between the heads of the two states.

Ma Xingrui noted that the leadership of the XUAR intends to intensify cooperation with the regions of Kyrgyzstan, this issue is already on the agenda.

Speaking about trade, he stressed that Kyrgyzstan has become the largest partner of the XUAR. The volume of mutual trade has already reached $1 billion.

To promote trade relations, Ma Xingrui supported the initiative to improve the infrastructure at checkpoints between the countries, and also expressed interest in increasing their number.

Noting the importance of China — Kyrgyzstan — Uzbekistan railway construction project, Ma Xingrui named its important economic component for all three parties.

The Secretary of the Party Committee of the CPC XUAR voiced proposals on the possibilities of cooperation with Kyrgyzstan in the field of energy, medicine, culture and tourism, and also proposed to increase quotas for study of students from the Kyrgyz Republic in universities in the PRC.