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Wang Yi Speaks with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev on the Phone

On November 16, 2020, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev at the latter's request.

Wang Yi said China and Kyrgyzstan are linked by mountains and rivers and share common security. A peaceful, stable and developing Kyrgyzstan serves the interests of its people as well as the Chinese people. China hopes that Kyrgyzstan will successfully hold the presidential election and other important political agendas, and realize lasting peace and stability of the country. China supports the Kyrgyz people's independent choice of development path, supports the Kyrgyz government's efforts to safeguard national independence, sovereignty and security, and opposes any external forces interfering in Kyrgyzstan's internal affairs at any excuses. China hopes and believes that the new Kyrgyz government will continue to pursue a friendly policy towards China and support China on issues involving China's core interests, and China-Kyrgyzstan comprehensive strategic partnership will surely make new progress.

Wang Yi said China will firmly support Kyrgyzstan in its fight against COVID-19 and will actively consider providing vaccines to Kyrgyz side once they are available. China is willing to make joint efforts with Kyrgyzstan to synergize the Belt and Road initiative and Kyrgyzstan's national development strategies and realize coordinated development and common prosperity. China is ready to import more green and high-quality agricultural products from Kyrgyzstan and explore more areas of cooperation. Both sides should strengthen communication and coordination to ensure smooth transportation of goods at ports, and China hopes that the Kyrgyz side will effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises and personnel in Kyrgyzstan and create a sound environment for their investment and business operations. China is willing to strengthen strategic coordination with Kyrgyzstan in regional and international affairs to uphold multilateralism, give play to the core role of the United Nations, safeguard common interests and promote regional peace and stability.

Kazakbaev expressed his heartfelt gratitude to China for its understanding and support during Kyrgyzstan's difficult times. China is an important priority in Kyrgyzstan's foreign policy. Kyrgyzstan will continue to fully support China on issues related to China's core interests and major concerns such as issues related to Taiwan, Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong and the fight against the three forces of terrorism, separatism and extremism, and oppose interference in China's internal affairs. The Kyrgyz side attaches great importance to safeguarding the safety and legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors including Chinese citizens and will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of Chinese enterprises and investors in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan highly appreciates China's enormous success in fighting the pandemic and hopes to continue to promote anti-virus cooperation with China and share the results of vaccine research and development.

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