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China, Kazakhstan eye further hi-tech, aerospace cooperation

Updated: Dec 15,2014 6:11 AM     Xinhua

ASTANA — China and Kazakhstan agreed on Dec 14 to tap into the potential of hi-tech cooperation and further advance bilateral aerospace cooperation.

In a joint communique issued during Premier Li Keqiang’s official visit to Kazakhstan, the two countries agreed to jointly establish a technical cooperation center as both sides have huge cooperation potential in hi-tech field, innovation and transformation of scientific achievements.

The two countries hoped that mainstream hi-tech organizations and enterprises from both sides would carry out exchanges and develop partnership with each other.

Meanwhile, in the communique, both sides spoke highly of the significance of conducting cooperation in the aerospace sector. They agreed to set up a joint working group to study bilateral cooperation mechanism and direction.

Li arrived in Astana earlier on Dec 14 for an official visit to the Central Asian country as well as a prime ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.