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BEIJING, Apr 27 (FAM) – Thanks to the China-led “Belt and Road” initiative, Kazakhstan was finally connected with the sea, local experts hailed the significance of deepened China-Kazakhstan cooperation since Chinese President Xi Jinping made the proposal in the Central Asian nation more than three years ago.
The “Belt and Road” strategic vision was first introduced by Xi during his visit to Kazakhstan in September 2013. In a speech delivered at Nazarbayev University, Xi suggested that China and Central Asia cooperate to build a Silk Road Economic Belt.
The proposal ushered in an upsurge in China-Kazakhstan cooperation on economy, trade, production capacity, energy and technology.