VICE FOREIGN MINISTER ZHANG YESUI MEETS WITH MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LEADER OF MILITANT SOCIALIST MOVEMENT PRAVIND JUGNAUTH OF MAURITIUS

On November 3, 2016, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui met with Pravind Jugnauth, Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Leader of the Militant Socialist Movement of Mauritius, which is the country’s ruling party.

Zhang Yesui said that since the establishment of China-Mauritius diplomatic relationship in 1972, the two countries have always upheld the principle of mutual respect, equal treatment, mutual benefit and win-win results and understood and supported each other on issues concerning respective core interests and major concerns, which sets an example for the friendly cooperation among big and small countries. China is willing to work with Mauritius to further strengthen friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation, so as to push for the comprehensive and in-depth development of bilateral relations.

Pravind Jugnauth said that Mauritius and China enjoy traditional friendship, continuous high-level mutual exchanges as well as close economic and trade contacts. The Mauritian side hopes to take this visit as an opportunity to further expand bilateral relations and cooperation in all fields.

Both sides also exchanged views on international and regional topics of common concern.

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VICE FOREIGN MINISTER ZHANG YESUI MEETS WITH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION LOUISE MUSHIKIWABO OF RWANDA

On November 4, 2016, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Louise Mushikiwabo of Rwanda, who was in China for the Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting.

Zhang Yesui said that with joint efforts of both sides, bilateral relationship has achieved substantial development in recent years. China is willing to further expand cooperation in various fields with Rwanda, including enhancing cooperation in such areas as industrialization, agricultural modernization, infrastructure construction, peace and security under the framework of “ten major cooperation plans” proposed at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

Louise Mushikiwabo thanked China for the long-term and selfless support and assistance to Rwanda and Africa, and expressed that Rwanda is willing to conduct closer communication and coordination and strengthen cooperation in bilateral as well as international affairs with the Chinese side.

Both sides also exchanged in-depth views on international and regional topics of common interest.

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ASSISTANT FOREIGN MINISTER LIU HAIXING MEETS WITH DELEGATION LED BY DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS N.ANKHBAYAR OF MONGOLIA

On November 2, 2016, Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Haixing met with visiting delegation led by Director of the Department of Public Administration and Management of Ministry of Foreign Affairs N.Ankhbayar of Mongolia, exchanging views on archive communication between the two foreign ministries and other topics.

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WANG YI MEETS WITH ADVISER TO THE PRIME MINISTER ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS SARTAJ AZIZ OF PAKISTAN

At noon of November 3, 2016 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was accompanying Premier Li Keqiang to attend the 15th Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of Governments (Prime Ministers), met at the Bishkek State Guesthouse with Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz of Pakistan.

Both sides expressed that as all-weather strategic partners of cooperation, China and Pakistan should comprehensively enhance communication and cooperation in various fields. China is willing to safeguard the rightful and legal interests of Pakistan in international and regional occasions. It is hoped that Pakistan could continuously hold high the banner of anti-terrorism and actively participate in international anti-terrorism cooperation, so as to jointly maintain regional peace and stability.

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LI KEQIANG HOLDS TALKS WITH PRIME MINISTER SOORONBAY JEENBEKOV OF KYRGYZSTAN

Li Keqiang Holds Talks with Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan, Stressing to Explore New Growth Points for Cooperation and Push China-Kyrgyzstan Friendly Cooperation for New Development

On the afternoon of November 2, 2016 local time, Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan at the conference center of Bishkek State Guesthouse.

Li Keqiang noted that China and Kyrgyzstan are friendly neighbors and strategic partners. The two countries enjoy solid political mutual trust, close high-level exchanges, rapid development in practical cooperation and active people-to-people and cultural exchanges. China supports Kyrgyzstan’s choice of development path according to its own national conditions and its efforts in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. China is willing to transform the high-level political mutual trust to more tangible cooperation results so as to promote the sustained, sound and all-round development of China-Kyrgyzstan relationship and cooperation.

Li Keqiang pointed out that China and Kyrgyzstan share strong complementary advantages in economy, many interest convergence points and huge cooperation potential. China is willing to synergize the “Belt and Road” initiative with Kyrgyzstan’s development strategies, steadily advance China-Kyrgyzstan production capacity cooperation, strengthen infrastructure construction cooperation in transportation and other areas, and develop cooperation in agriculture and deep processing of agricultural products. Both sides should also enhance exchanges and cooperation in information and communication, tourism and people-to-people and cultural engagement. China expects the Kyrgyz side to further improve investment environment in order to provide convenience for Chinese enterprises to invest and develop business in Kyrgyzstan.

Sooronbay Jeenbekov stated that Kyrgyzstan and China actively implement the cooperation consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, and have pushed the development of bilateral relations to a high level. Both sides, with frequent high-level mutual visits and considerable progress in cooperation in economy, science and technology and other areas, have carried out sound cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) framework. The Kyrgyz side is willing to, together with China, further intensify political dialogues, drive “Belt and Road” construction through bilateral economic cooperation, launch cooperation in production capacity , investment, textile, telecommunication, small-and medium-sized enterprises, agriculture, water conservancy and irrigation, civil aviation transportation, emergency response and disaster relief and other areas, push forward such construction projects as China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway and Bishkek highway, upgrade bilateral economic and trade cooperation to a new height and benefit the two peoples. The Kyrgyz side is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with China within the SCO and other multilateral institutions.

Li Keqiang stressed that current regional security situation is complicated and severe. This August, the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan suffered horrific terrorist attack. China hopes the Kyrgyz side to accelerate the investigation and handling of the event, take necessary measures to guarantee the safety of Chinese personnel stationed in Kyrgyzstan, and provide support and assistance. China is willing to deepen security cooperation with Kyrgyzstan and fight against the “three evil forces” to maintain regional security and stability.

Sooronbay Jeenbekov noted that the Kyrgyz side strongly condemns this horrific terrorist attack against the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan this year and will take all necessary measures to secure the safety of the Chinese Embassy and staff. The Kyrgyz side will strengthen cooperation in security and law enforcement with China, combat the “three evil forces” and safeguard the security and stability of the two countries and region.

Both sides also exchanged in-depth views on international and regional issues of common concern. Li Keqiang spoke positively of the work done by the Kyrgyz side as a SCO founding member and the host country of the Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Governments (Prime Ministers) this time. He noted that the Chinese side is willing to enhance communication and cooperation with Kyrgyzstan and other sides to ensure the success of the meeting and make greater contributions to realizing regional long-term peace and stability as well as promoting common development.

After the talks, Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov jointly signed and issued the Joint Communiqué between the Government of China and the Government of Kyrgyzstan and witnessed the signing of several cooperation documents between both sides covering economic technology, production capacity, transportation, agriculture, intellectual property rights and other sectors.

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LI KEQIANG MEETS WITH PRESIDENT ALMAZBEK ATAMBAYEV OF KYRGYZSTAN

On the evening of November 2, 2016 local time, Premier Li Keqiang met at the Presidential Office in Bishkek with President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan.

Li Keqiang first conveyed President Xi Jinping’s sincere greetings to President Almazbek Atambayev, and expressed that China and Kyrgyzstan are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. The two heads of state have reached several important consensus during their successful meeting on the sidelines of the Tashkent Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held in June. Upholding the principle of mutual respect, equal treatment, mutual benefit and win-win results, the Chinese side is always willing to, together with the Kyrgyz side, deepen political mutual trust, intensify practical cooperation, enhance people-to-people and cultural exchanges and reinforce coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs, so as to push forward the continuous development of bilateral relations and cooperation as well as better benefit the two peoples.

Li Keqiang pointed out that at present, the world economy undergoes slack recovery and the regional situation is complicated and severe. China and Kyrgyzstan should tap potentials, be innovative, strengthen cooperation in production capacity and major infrastructure projects, expand cooperation in security and law enforcement, promote the growth of two-way trade and investment and boost regional connectivity, security and stability, so as to forge a favorable environment for the realization of common development.

Almazbek Atambayev said that China shows sincerity and friendliness to Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz side is grateful for China’s assistance, which has never had any political strings attached, to the stability and development of Kyrgyzstan. Both countries harbor strong desire in expanding practical cooperation. Kyrgyzstan is willing to make joint efforts with China to implement bilateral cooperation consensus, vigorously strengthen cooperation in such fields as transportation, telecommunication and finance and unswervingly push forward the in-depth development of Kyrgyzstan-China friendly cooperation

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XI JINPING MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER NAJIB RAZAK OF MALAYSIA

On November 3, 2016, President Xi Jinping met at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse with Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Malaysia are close neighbors across the sea. Bilateral relations have achieved substantial development since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries 42 years ago, thanks to both sides’ adherence to the way of getting along with each other in mutual respect and mutual trust, cooperation policies of equality, mutual benefit, mutual assistance and win-win results as well as cooperation approaches of close communication, mutual understanding and mutual accommodation. Deepening China-Malaysia good neighborly and friendly cooperation conforms to the fundamental and long-term interests of both sides. China is willing to make joint efforts with Malaysia to continuously enrich the connotation of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership and deepen practical cooperation in various fields, so as to better benefit the two peoples.

Xi Jinping stressed that China and Malaysia should maintain regular high-level exchanges, deepen political mutual trust, firmly seize the mainstream and general direction of the development of bilateral relations, and continuously share mutual understanding and support on major issues of each others’ concern. Both sides should enhance the docking of development strategies, so as to lay a solid foundation for deepening bilateral economic and trade cooperation. China welcomes Malaysia’s active participation in the “Belt and Road” cooperation, and is willing to, together with Malaysia, jointly advance the construction of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, deepen cooperation in such areas as infrastructure, energy, science and technology, agriculture and finance, steadily boost cooperation in major projects, strengthen communication and cooperation at local levels and expand the outcomes of regional connectivity. Both sides should continuously deepen cooperation in areas of law enforcement and security, including anti-terrorism and fighting against transnational crime, so as to maintain peace and tranquility in the region. The two sides should strengthen exchanges and cooperation in such areas as education, culture, health and media, so as to further enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

Najib Razak congratulated on the successful convening of the sixth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee and China’s achievements in economic and social development, stressing that practice has proved that the development pattern of socialism with Chinese characteristics is a correct choice for China. Najib Razak expressed that both countries are friendly neighbors and trustworthy friends. At present, bilateral relations have reached the highest level in history, with deepening mutual trust and booming development in diversified cooperation based on the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. Malaysia is glad to see that China’s “Belt and Road” initiative has gained wide response and achieved positive results. Malaysia is ready to enhance cooperation in such areas as economic and trade investment, transportation and port construction under the “Belt and Road” framework, and intensify people-to-people and cultural exchanges with China. Malaysia is committed to boosting ASEAN-China relations.

State Councilor Wang Yong and others attended the meeting.

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LI KEQIANG HOLDS THE 3RD CHINA-KAZAKHSTAN REGULAR PRIME MINISTERS’ MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER BAKYTZHAN SAGINTAYEV OF KAZAKHSTAN

On the evening of November 3, 2016 local time, Premier Li Keqiang held the 3rd China-Kazakhstan Regular Prime Ministers’ Meeting with Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev of Kazakhstan at the Prime Minister’s Residential Office in Astana.

Li Keqiang noted that China and Kazakhstan are friendly neighbors and comprehensive strategic partners. The two countries uphold the principles of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation to promote the leapfrog development of bilateral relations. China stands ready to work with Kazakhstan to cement mutual trust, seek common development, expand cooperation and continue to forge a model of good-neighborly friendship and win-win cooperation.

Li Keqiang pointed out that China is willing better synergize the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative with Kazakhstan’s new economic policy of “the Bright Road”, so as to usher a new stage of bilateral mutually beneficial cooperation. Since the launch of China-Kazakhstan production capacity cooperation two years ago, which meets the development needs of both countries, a series of important early harvests have been made, thus becoming a new highlight of bilateral practical cooperation. It is hoped that both countries, based on production capacity cooperation, can further tap the potential, advance all-round and mutually beneficial cooperation and push for constant and new achievements in the construction of connectivity and other large projects, so as to better benefit the two peoples. China stands ready to deepen communication and coordination with Kazakhstan under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other frameworks to safeguard regional peace and stability.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev expressed that Kazakhstan and China enjoy high-level political mutual trust and constantly strengthen constructive cooperation. Since the launch of production capacity cooperation during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Kazakhstan in 2014, bilateral production capacity cooperation has gradually reaped early harvests. Attaching great importance to the implementation of innovation-driven development and other strategies of China, Kazakhstan stands ready to dovetail the new economic policy of “the Bright Road” with China’s Silk Road Economic Belt construction, implement the important consensus reached by leaders of both countries, further deepen cooperation in areas including production capacity, transportation, energy, agriculture, and innovation, well organize the Chinese Tourism Year in Kazakhstan, expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and vigorously boost cooperation at local levels and between enterprises of the two countries, so as to bring tangible benefits to the two peoples.

After the meeting, Li Keqiang and Bakytzhan Sagintayev jointly attended the unveiling ceremony of the JAC automobile factory in Kostanay, a China-Kazakhstan production capacity cooperation project. Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a video conference with factory workers and announced the official launch of the project.

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LI KEQIANG ARRIVES IN ASTANA FOR THE 3RD CHINA-KAZAKHSTAN REGULAR PRIME MINISTERS’ MEETING AND OFFICIAL VISIT TO KAZAKHSTAN

On the evening of November 3, 2016 local time, at the invitation of Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Premier Li Keqiang arrived at Astana International Airport by special plane for the 3rd China-Kazakhstan Regular Prime Ministers’ Meeting as well as his official visit to Kazakhstan.

Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev welcomed Li Keqiang at the airport and held a grand welcoming ceremony. The military band played the national anthems of both countries. Accompanied by Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Li Keqiang reviewed the guard of honor.

H.E. Zhang Hanhui, Chinese Ambassador to Kazakhstan also greeted Premier Li Keqiang at the airport.

Li Keqiang said that China and Kazakhstan are friendly neighbors. The two countries enjoy fruitful outcomes in mutually beneficial cooperation, especially production capacity cooperation, which has played a leading and exemplary role. The Chinese side looks forward to further consolidating and deepening friendship and mutual trust and actively exploring new growth points in bilateral cooperation with Kazakhstan, so as to lift China-Kazakhstan good-neighborly friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership to higher levels.

During the visit in Kazakhstan, Li Keqiang will meet with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and hold meetings as well as attend the inauguration ceremony of a China-Kazakhstan production capacity cooperation project with Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev.

Li Keqiang arrived in Astana after successfully attending the 15th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of Governments (Prime Ministers) and concluding his successful official visit to Kyrgyzstan. When leaving Bishkek, First Deputy Prime Minister Abul Gazzi Jef of Kyrgyzstan, H.E. Xiao Qinghua, Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan and others saw Premier Li Keqiang off at the airport.

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LI KEQIANG MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER QOHIR RASULZODA OF TAJIKISTAN

On the afternoon of November 3, 2016 local time, Premier Li Keqiang met at the conference center of Bishkek State Guesthouse with Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda of Tajikistan.

Li Keqiang said that China and Tajikistan are friendly neighbors and cooperation partners. The Chinese side is satisfied with the sound development of bilateral relations and cooperation, and is willing to, together with Tajikistan, enhance mutual trust and deepen cooperation, so as to jointly achieve development and bring more benefits to the two peoples.

Li Keqiang pointed out that cooperation in major production capacity projects in such areas as electricity, textile and machinery between China and Tajikistan have undergone smooth progress. It is hoped that both sides could summarize experience, expand cooperation scale and extend cooperation areas, so as to better achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. China is willing to, together with Tajikistan, strengthen cooperation under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, safeguard peace and stability and push forward common development.

Qohir Rasulzoda noted that in recent years, Tajikistan-China relations have constantly achieved positive progress. Bilateral cooperation has vigorously boosted the construction and development of major projects in Tajikistan in such areas as transportation, energy, electricity, chemical engineering and textile, promoted the economic development as well as improved people’s livelihood of Tajikistan. The Tajik side stands ready to make joint efforts with China to push for continuous development of bilateral relations.

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