This meeting is of great importance. Having completed my diplomatic mission to Kazakhstan, I expressed Nursultan Nazarbayev my highest consideration and appreciation for the assistance rendered to me in my work, Zhou Xiao Pei said at the briefing.
The diplomat noted that his mission was very useful and fruitful. Bilateral economic cooperation has been broadened. The volume of turnover between China and Kazakhstan reached 4, 500 billion dollars in 2004. Mr Zjou Xiao Rei expressed hope the turnover would exceed 5 billion dollars in 2005.
Over the last two years our relations underwent some positive changes and passed to the new level of strategic partnership, the ambassador emphasized.