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At the Great Hall of the People of the PRC, an official award ceremony of the Order of Friendship to the First President of Kazakhstan for his contribution to promotinggood-neighborly bilateral relations and developingall-round strategic partnership between the statestook place.
“I would like to note that since the first days of establishing the diplomatic connections in 1992, I have been working on development and reinforcement of the cooperation between independent Kazakhstan and China. I am happy that we managed to build trustingand good-neighborly relations with your state. Our cooperation is illustrative. Our countries jointly make considerable contributions to ensure peace, stability and sustainable development in the region and on a global scale", the Leader of the Nation said in his speech.
Nursultan Nazarbayeve laborated on the process of promoting the Belt and Road Initiative emphasizing its importance for the mission of stable global development.
“Over a relatively short period of time, the One Belt One Road project has becomeone of so-called global success stories. Mister Xi Jinping's unifying idea of development became an effective response to modern challenges. The new platform for international cooperation proposed by China plays an increasingly important political, economic and cultural role in development of many countries in Asia, Europe and Africa", the First President of Kazakhstan said.
The Leader of the Nation pointed out that the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation became an important platform for discussing the matters of mutually beneficial cooperation.
The First President of Kazakhstan also highlighted the results of joint work of the two countries for realization of economic projects.
“Taking this opportunity, I congratulate you, Chairman Xi Jinping, and Chinese government and people with successful holding of the One Belt One Road Forum. I am convinced that under your personal leadership and guidanceof the Communist Party of China, all the goals and tasks set for building socialism with Chinese characteristics of a new era and making “the Chinese dream" come true will be realized", Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The First President of Kazakhstan repeatedly thanked the authorities and people of China for the award and their hospitality.
“I hope for further reinforcement of Kazakhstan-China all-round strategic partnershipin the name of prosperity and well-being of our peoples. I wish you further success in this responsible state work and wish friendly people of China peace and prosperity", the Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev concluded.
Giving credits to the First President of Kazakhstan for his merits in reinforcement of the bilateral relations, the Chairman of the PRC Xi Jinping especially highlighted the contribution of the Leader of the Nation to the development of international cooperation.
“Today we are holding a solemn awardceremony of the greatest international award of the PRC, the Order of Friendship, to an old and big friend of the people of China, the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. President Nazarbayev has authority all over the world; he is a founder of Kazakhstan-China all-round strategic partnership and he always moves its development forward. Kazakhstan is a founding countryof the SCO and initiator of the CICA.Thanks to his foresight, President Nazarbayev promotes the development of these organizations, contributes considerably to peacekeeping and stability keeping on a regional and international level", Xi Jinping said.
The Press office of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation