|Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping Attends Press Conference Held by The Visiting Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan|
On March 19, 2014, Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping attended the press conference held by the visiting Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and delivered a speech on behalf of Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Cheng spoke highly of the development of China-Kazakhstan relationship and the bilateral cooperation in various fields. He said that China is busy preparing for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and supports Kazakhstan to play a bigger role in international and regional affairs.
In his speech, Erlan Idrissov said that Kazakhstan attaches great importance to developing relations with China, supports the proposal of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Silk Road put forward by the Chinese side, and will go all out to cooperate with China to ensure the success of the CICA. Hope the Asian countries support Kazakhstan to run for the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018.