Senior Chinese official calls for deeper cooperation with Central Asia

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-12 20:58:50|Editor: Yang Yi
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Wang Chen, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also vice chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the sixth China-Central Asia Cooperation Forum held in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 12, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

NANJING, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Wang Chen, vice chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), on Wednesday called for an alignment of development strategies and deeper cooperation between China and Central Asian countries.

He made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the sixth China-Central Asia Cooperation Forum held in Yangzhou, a city in east China's Jiangsu Province.

Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said China hopes to work with Central Asian countries to implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two sides, cement political mutual trust, facilitate economic and trade exchanges, and reinforce cooperation in law-enforcement and security.

Noting the two sides had achieved fruitful results in the construction of Belt and Road, Wang said China stands ready to strengthen the alignment of development strategies with Central Asian countries, and deepen cooperation in trade, investment, industrial capacity, interconnectivity, energy, finance and other areas, so as to transform their high-level political mutual trust and complementary economic advantages into more practical outcomes.

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