Beijing, 7 June 2022 (TDI): Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi will attend the third China + Central Asia (C+C5) meeting in Kazakhstan.

Chinese Foreign Minister Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian announced on Monday. The State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the third China + Central Asia (C+C5) Foreign Ministers meeting in Kazakhstan from June 6 to 9.

The visit was organized at the invitation of Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mukhtar Tleuberdi.

Bilateral trade between China and Kazakhstan

China is one of Kazakhstan’s trade and investments partner. In 2021, the total bilateral trade volume between China and Kazakhstan has reached USD 22.94 billion.

Additionally, at the end of 2019, China invested USD 29.43 billion in Kazakhstan. Several Chinese enterprises are registered and operating in Kazakhstan.

In Kazakhstan, the Chinese embassy has issued a security risk alert to Chinese companies. It will impact Chinese businesses and the gas pipelines that are running between the two countries.

This meeting is regular, which will boost bilateral and multilateral cooperation on energy, trade, regional security, food security, and various other fields.

China and five Central Asian countries can further implement projects in economic and trade, energy, transportation, and investment to solve the current difficulties in the region.

Further, China and the Central Asian countries wanted to promote their support for Afghanistan’s peaceful reconstruction.

China–Kazakhstan relations

Ever since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two in 1992 after the disintegration of the USSR, cultural, political, and economic ties have developed between China and Kazakhstan.

China claims to value exchanges between the two partners with hopes of further strengthening ties and collaboration in multiple fields.

China and Kazakhstan have pursued strengthening ties, with economic cooperation, a series of border agreements, and strategic partnership.

China maintains an Embassy in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan while Kazakhstan has an Embassy in Beijing.