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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Xi Jinping says China-Kazakhstan cooperation within BRI brings solid benefits to the people” – below is their description.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that China-Kazakhstan cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has brought solid benefits to the people from both sides. Xi called for deepening of bilateral ties in productivity, trade, agriculture, and infrastructure. He made the remarks in a phone conversation with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.CGTN YouTube Channel
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