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Mr. Dauren Diyarov:Hope Belt and Road Implementation Built a Bridge Connecting Europe and Asia

Hosted by People's Daily, themed as “New Cooperation Prospect: Towards a Community of Common Destiny” the 2015 Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road Initiative was held in Beijing on Sept 21st.Mr. Dauren Diyarov, General Director of International News Agency Kazinform, Kazakhstan said in his speech that cooperation between Kazakhstan and China in the framework of Belt and Road Initiative is an important step to jointly face the future.

“We very much hope that through our joint efforts, we will build a transit transport alliance connecting Astana and Beijing,” Mr. Dauren Diyarov expressed the hope that through the implementation of the Belt and Road, a bridge connecting Europe and Asia will be established, and he also hoped that the transport and economic corridors connecting Eurasian can be developed rapidly.
He said, “Belt and Road initiative is a good opportunity since it will give us an open and inclusive platform, allowing us to further develop our economic interregional cooperation.” He introduced that the Belt and Road covers more than 4.5 billion people and more than 60 countries, at the same time, relevant international organizations and countries have been repeatedly pledged to actively participate in the implementation of the initiative.

Speaking of friendly relations between China and Kazakhstan, Mr. Dauren Diyarov introduced that the relations between China and Kazakhstan have made continuous progress and development since the 20 years’ establishment of diplomatic relations. The bilateral trade volume rose from $337 million to $22 billion. At the same time, the two countries have signed relevant bilateral agreements and contracts with total amount of more than $70 billion for the last two years. Among the different areas, the two countries signed more than 250 intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements.
Mr. Dauren Diyarov said that Kazakhstan and China are actively working to provide new development opportunities and space for Asia and the world in the framework of Belt and Road. The two countries will have many opportunities for cooperation, as well as for the world.