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BISHKEK, September 11 (Itar-Tass) - Kyrgyzstan and China favour further strengthening of the U.N. leading role in international affairs in order to maintain peace, security and stability, according to a declaration made by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping on Wednesday.
Bishkek and Beijing “recognise the need on the U.N. reform to further increase and strengthen its role to react to global challenges and threats”, the declaration says.
“The parties believe that in order to reach broad accord on the U.N. reform the countries should continue consultations to search for a comprehensive approach by taking into account the parties’ interests and concerns,” the document says.
The leaders believe that international cooperation is one of the inalienable parts of strategic partnership that is why Kyrgyzstan and China continue contacts within the U.N. and other multilateral formats in order “to counter global and regional challenges and threats to security and exert maximum effort to promote global and regional peace, security and development”.
After the talks Atambayev and Xi Jinping signed several documents on economic interaction. Totally, China said it intended to invest about three billion U.S. dollars to the Kyrgyz economy, including 400 million dollars to the construction of the Balykchi-Jalalabad motorway, which will link the southern and northern areas of the republic, as well as 380 million dollars to the reconstruction of the thermal power plant in Bishkek and 1.4 billion dollars to the construction of Kyrgyzstan’s section of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline.