Sino-Kazakhstan Joint Declaration on a New Stage of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

In Beijing, on 31 August 2015, China and Kazakhstan signed a Joint Declaration on the New Stage of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Kazakhstan. Both countries declared their intent to develop a comprehensive strategic partnership, promote bilateral relations, collaborate on establishing the China-Kazakhstan border as a peaceful and friendly zone, and to look to boost the prosperity of the areas along their common border. The two sides also stressed that China's Belt and Road Initiative and Kazakhstan's Bright Road economic policy will complement one another in facilitating the deepening of all-round co-operation between the two countries. Both governments also pledged to further strengthen cooperation with regard to production capacity and investment. The two sides also agreed to enhance inter-regional connectivity and cooperation in a number of areas, notably infrastructure construction, trade, tourism and investment, within the framework of the above initiatives.