On January 3, 2022, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
In his congratulatory message to Nazarbayev, Xi Jinping pointed out, since the establishment of diplomatic ties 30 years ago, China-Kazakhstan relations have kept advancing with the times and breaking new ground, and always maintained the momentum of robust development, setting a good example of neighboring countries upholding good-neighborliness and pursuing win-win cooperation. I highly appreciate the fact that First President Nazarbayev has firmly followed a friendly policy towards China and made outstanding contributions to advancing bilateral ties and deepening Belt and Road cooperation.
Xi Jinping stressed, First President Nazarbayev is my old friend, and I cherish the sound working relationship and deep personal friendship with First President Nazarbayev. I attach great importance to the development of China-Kazakhstan relations and stand ready to work with First President Nazarbayev to push for steady and long-term development of China-Kazakhstan permanent comprehensive strategic partnership, so as to bring benefits to the two countries and two peoples.
In his congratulatory message to Tokayev, Xi Jinping pointed out, China and Kazakhstan are friendly neighbors and permanent comprehensive strategic partners. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 30 years ago, bilateral relations have always been running at a high level, with deepening political mutual trust, closer exchanges at all levels and fruitful outcomes in Belt and Road cooperation, which has brought tangible benefits to the two peoples.
Xi Jinping stressed, China will, as always, support Kazakhstan in pursuing a development path suited to its national conditions. I attach great importance to the development of China-Kazakhstan relations and would like to work with President Tokayev to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to consolidate China-Kazakhstan traditional friendship, seek greater synergy of the two countries' strategies and push China-Kazakhstan permanent comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level, so as to create benefits for the two countries and two peoples.
Nazarbayev said, China was one of the first countries to recognize Kazakhstan's independence. The two sides have established a permanent comprehensive strategic partnership on the basis of mutual trust and mutual respect. Kazakhstan is ready to work with China to push for greater development of bilateral cooperation in various fields.
Tokayev said, since the establishment of diplomatic ties 30 years ago, Kazakhstan and China have set a good example for the international community to develop state-to-state relations, and have become an important factor for stability and prosperity in the Eurasian region. The two sides have completely resolved the boundary question left over from history, and built the shared border between the two countries into a bridge of friendship and unity between Kazakhstan and China. I would like to work with you to make greater efforts for the development of Kazakhstan-China relations.