President Hu Jintao and his Turkmenistan counterpart Saparmurat
Niyazov held talks in Beijing Monday, agreeing to further enhance
exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in various
Niyazov arrived here Sunday for a six-day state visit to China
as guest of Hu. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral
relations and international and regional issues of common concern
during their talks.
Hu said China and Turkmenistan have enjoyed smooth development
of bilateral relations since forging diplomatic ties 14 years
Turkmenistan shares a southern border with Iran, a western
border with Afghanistan, a northern border with Uzbekistan and has
a coastline on the Caspian Sea.
The two countries have increasingly deepened their political
mutual trust, and supported each other on some major issues
concerning national independence, sovereignty and territorial
integrity, Hu said.
Hu said the fruitful cooperation between the two countries in
economy, trade, transport, energy and culture have brought concrete
benefits for the two peoples. The close coordination between the
two countries in international and regional affairs have made a
positive contribution to the regional and world peace and
Speaking highly of Turkmenistan's support for China on the
Taiwan and Tibet issues, Hu said China also supports Turkmenistan's
neutral policy and its efforts in domestic development.
Hu said China will never change its policy of pushing for stable
development of China-Turkmenistan friendly cooperative
In order to jointly promote the all-round development of
China-Turkmenistan relations, China is ready to work with
Turkmenistan under the principles of mutual respect and equal
treatment. China and Turkmenistan are sincere friends and reliable
partners, the president noted.
Hu said China and Turkmenistan complement each other in market,
technology, fund, resources and many other fields, and the two
sides should further expand their cooperation in such spheres as
transport, energy, chemical industry, telecommunications and
The two sides should work together to prevent and combat the
"three evil forces," namely terrorism, separatism and extremism, so
as to safeguard domestic and regional security and stability, Hu
Hu also called for the two countries to enhance cooperation in
culture, education and tourism, and to strengthen coordination in
international affairs, such as human rights and reforms of the
Niyazov agreed with Hu's suggestions saying that to strengthen
friendly relations with China is in the interest of the
With new consensus reached by the two presidents last year, the
two countries have witnessed new development of the bilateral
mutually-beneficial cooperation, Niyazov noted.
Turkmenistan is ready to make concerted efforts with China in
pushing for the development of bilateral relations, so as to
achieve more cooperation in economic, trade, energy and resource
Niyazov expressed appreciation for China's long-term assistance
to Turkmenistan, and reiterated that Turkmenistan would continue to
firmly adhere to the one-China policy.
(Xinhua News Agency April 4, 2006)