Experts from China & Kazakhstan have called for efforts to further enhance bilateral cooperation and promote the joint construction of the Belt & Road at a seminar in Beijing.

The Seminar on China-Kazakhstan bilateral ties and cooperation, organised by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) on Friday, brought together experts and officials from both Countries.

In September, China and Kazakhstan decided to develop a permanent comprehensive strategic partnership, demonstrating the uniqueness of the bilateral relations, said Ding Xiaoxing, Head of Institute of Eurasian Studies of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.

With the alignment of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with Kazakhstan’s “Bright Road” new economic policy, and the high complementarity of the two economies, China and Kazakhstan have bright prospects for cooperation in such areas as energy, logistics, finance and agriculture, Ding said.

Deepening bilateral cooperation not only benefits the two countries, but also boosts the whole Eurasian region, said Sun Zhuangzhi, Head of the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies of the CASS, adding the China-Kazakhstan cooperation will set a good example for cooperation under the Belt & Road framework.

Both China and Kazakhstan have made great achievements in their development, said Timur Shaimergenov, Chairman of International Information Committee of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan, adding the bilateral cooperation has benefited both sides and promoted regional socio-economic development.

Noting that China and Kazakhstan are friendly neighbours, Shaimergenov expressed belief that their cooperation under the framework of the BRI will be further expanded in the future.