|President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan Meets with Wang Yi|
On May 21, 2019, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the presidential palace in Bishkek.
Sooronbay Jeenbekov asked Wang Yi to convey his warm regards to President Xi Jinping. Sooronbay Jeenbekov said that China is a comprehensive strategic partner of Kyrgyzstan and has been providing Kyrgyzstan with a great deal of selfless and sincere assistance for a long time. China never imposes its own will on others and is indeed a good neighbor, friend and partner of Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz side firmly adheres to the one-China policy, supports the Chinese side's counter-terrorism measures in Xinjiang, and will work with the Chinese side to crack down on the "three forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism. The Kyrgyz side is willing to further align its own development strategies with the Belt and Road Initiative, and enhance practical cooperation in fields including economy, trade, transportation, agriculture, digit and informatization. The Kyrgyz side appreciates the Chinese side for supporting Kyrgyzstan in taking over the rotating presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The Kyrgyz side eagerly looks forward to President Xi Jinping's attendance at the Bishkek Summit and state visit to Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz side is ready to work with the Chinese side to make the visit a historic one, and push the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries to a higher level.
Wang Yi conveyed President Xi Jinping's warm regards to Sooronbay Jeenbekov. Wang Yi said that China and Kyrgyzstan are linked by mountains and rivers. The two peoples have a long history of exchanges, and they are not only close neighbors, but also distant relatives. The Chinese side never interferes in the Kyrgyz side's internal affairs, always respects the choice of the Kyrgyz people and supports Kyrgyzstan in forging ahead along the road of social stability, economic development and improvement of people's livelihood. China is willing to achieve common development and prosperity with Kyrgyzstan. The Chinese side appreciates the Kyrgyz side's understanding and support on issues related to the Chinese side's core interests, such as the Taiwan issue and Xinjiang-related issue. The Chinese side stands ready to, together with the Kyrgyz side, constantly consolidate political mutual trust, strengthen security cooperation, jointly crack down on the "three forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism, deepen practical cooperation in fields including economy, trade, agriculture and connectivity under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, and continue to provide support and assistance for the development and construction of Kyrgyzstan. The Chinese side is willing to strengthen high-level exchanges with the Kyrgyz side, intensify coordination and cooperation, and jointly push forward the SCO Bishkek Summit for a complete success.
On the same day, Wang Yi also held talks with Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov of Kyrgyzstan and jointly met the press.