Presently, the relationship between Kazakhstan and China aligns with contemporary trends and the broader international milieu, characterized by enduring friendship, profound mutual confidence, and reciprocal concern, which constitute the guiding principles of interstate relations.

Under the strategic guidance of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, the two nations are enhancing political trust, mutually endorsing each other on matters pertinent to their core interests, and extending robust assistance during challenging circumstances, thus evolving into a genuine community with a shared destiny.

Kazakhstan reaffirmed its adherence to the one-China principle and recognizes Taiwan as an inseparable part of the People’s Republic of China’s territory.

The fruitful results of cooperation are highly valued by both parties. According to Chinese statistics, last year the volume of bilateral trade turnover amounted to 41 billion US dollars, which made it possible to achieve the goal set by the heads of the two states seven years ahead of schedule. To date, 26 out of 45 cooperation projects have been completed in such industries as mining and metallurgy, energy, mechanical engineering, production of building materials, chemical industry and infrastructure construction. In addition, cooperation in the oil and gas industry and nuclear energy is intensifying.


Kazakhstan and China agreed to continue to use the complementarity of their industrial and market capabilities to jointly build the high-quality Belt and Road Initiative. They will continue to strengthen the foundation of cooperation in traditional sectors such as trade, investment, energy, connectivity and agriculture, and create new bright spots of cooperation in the field of new quality productive forces such as financial services, artificial intelligence, digital economy, new energy sources and other innovative areas.


China is also interested in expanding imports of high-quality agricultural products from Kazakhstan.


Our countries have decided to further strengthen cooperation in the field of rail freight transport along China-Europe routes and create more favorable conditions for this, including expanding customs clearance and cargo processing capabilities at border checkpoints, providing better transport services and improving transit policy. Kazakhstan and China actively support the construction of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor, which is crucial for the development of interconnectedness throughout the Eurasian continent. In this regard, it is necessary to promote the construction of appropriate infrastructure and strengthen coordination among participating countries. China and Kazakhstan are discussing the construction of a third cross-border railway and will further use the Xi’an land port, Lianyungang logistics base and Dongdamen land port to explore the potential of cross-border transport.


Intercountry cultural and humanitarian cooperation is of great importance and has great prospects. Currently, more than 10 thousand Kazakh students are studying in China, while more than 1 thousand Chinese students have come to study at universities in Kazakhstan. Five Confucius Institutes have been established in Kazakhstan, and five educational institutions offering Kazakh language courses in China. In November 2023, China and Kazakhstan introduced a mutual visa-free regime, and in 2024, China is successfully celebrating the Year of Kazakhstan Tourism. Currently, 26 pairs of administrative units of the two countries are connected by twinning ties.


The parties will use platforms such as the Lu Ban Workshop, Confucius Institutes and the Northwestern Polytechnic University campus in Kazakhstan to accelerate the establishment of cultural centers, encourage the development of twinning relations between administrative units, deepen exchanges in the fields of think tanks, media, art and continuously strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the two countries.


Both sides highly appreciate the success of the China -Central Asia summit, held in the Chinese city of Xi’an, which marked the beginning of a new stage in expanding cooperation between the PRC and this region.


The Chinese side intends to work together with Central Asian states to strengthen and optimize the relevant cooperation mechanism to build a stable, prosperous, harmonious and interconnected Central Asia, and thereby inject strong vital energy into building a China-Central Asia community with a shared future.


At a time when the world is experiencing chaos and profound changes, both sides emphasize the need to resolutely defend the international system, with the UN at its core, and the international order based on international law.


Our countries intend to implement the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative, and promote the development of global governance in a more equitable and reasonable manner.


China expresses profound appreciation for Kazakhstan’s tenure as the rotating chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The convening of the Council of Foreign Ministers of SCO member states transpired successfully, establishing a firm groundwork for the forthcoming summit of the organization scheduled for July in Astana.

Source: Xinhua News Agency.