Chinese and Kazakh Senior Officials have agreed to partner in the area of anti-corruption. The agreement was reached during a visit to Kazakhstan by Yang Xiaodu, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, from Thursday to Saturday.

Yang, who is also Deputy Secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and head of the National Supervisory Commission, met with Bauyrzhan Baibek, first deputy chairman of Kazakhstan’s ruling Nur Otan Party.

He also held talks with Alik Shpekbayev, Chairman of the Anti-corruption Agency of Kazakhstan. The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between China’s National Supervisory Commission and the Kazakh anti-corruption agency.

Yang said political mutual trust between China and Kazakhstan has reached an unprecedented high under the efforts of the two countries’ leaders. Developing a permanent comprehensive strategic partnership is an inevitable choice of the long-standing bilateral ties and the common wish of the two peoples.

The Nur Otan Party, he said, is an important partner of the CPC. The two parties are comprehensively implementing the important consensuses reached by Chinese and Kazakh leaders and pushing for cooperation under the Belt & Road Initiative.

The Kazakh officials spoke highly of China’s great achievements over the past seven decades. Developing the Kazakhstan-China permanent comprehensive strategic partnership is in the interest of both countries, they said.

Kazakhstan is ready to strengthen cooperation with China in various areas, including the Belt & Road Construction and anti-corruption. The Nur Otan Party is willing to increase interactions with the CPC and exchange experience on governing the party and the country, the Kazakh officials said.