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Focus on Xi's proposal to build a Silk Road economic belt


Chinese President Xi Jinping's met with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambaev in Bishkek.

Media reports are mainly focused on Xi's proposal to build a Silk Road economic belt with Central Asian countries, and the development opportunities it will bring.

Kyrgyzstan has attached great importance to Jinping's visit to the country.

Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambaev said that the country appreciates the political and economic help China has offered.

The Chinese newspaper Nouvelle D'europe in France reported that Xi's visit was fruitful and the cooperation between China and central Asia countries has entered a golden period.

A report of the Chinese newspaper Lianhezaobao in Singapore said the joint declaration issued after talks between Jinping and Atambaev was a milestone.

It means the two countries will expand and strengthen cooperation in such areas as economy, energy, security and cultural exchanges.

And more importantly, the declaration said that China will build a strategic partnership with Kyrgyzstan.

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First Published: Fri, September 13 2013. 16:17 IST