On May 10, 2012, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met in Beijing with Kyrgyzstan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ruslan Kazakbayev, who is in China to attend the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers Council.
Relations between China and Kyrgyzstan have seen great progress and fruitful results since they established diplomatic ties in 1992, Yang said, noting that the two countries have completely resolved the border issue left over from history and signed a good-neighborly friendship and cooperation treaty. China and Kyrgyzstan have carried out effective cooperation in combating "the three forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism, and implemented large-scale cooperation projects in economy and trade, electricity, transportation and other fields, Yang said. "China and Kyrgyzstan have become real good neighbors, good friends and good partners," the foreign minister said, noting that China is willing to work with Kyrgyzstan and take the opportunity of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties to increase political mutual trust, enhance high-level exchanges and expand mutually beneficial cooperation in a bid to further promote bilateral good-neighborly and friendly cooperative relations.
Kazakbayev said since the establishment of diplomatic ties, bilateral relations have developed by leaps and bounds and made historic achievements. China provided Kyrgyzstan with valuable political and economic support and selfless humanitarian assistance during the country's major political events in 2010, and the Kyrgyz side is deeply grateful. Kyrgyzstan cherishes its traditional friendship with China, Kazakbayev said, noting that Kyrgyzstan is ready to work with China to deepen cooperation under bilateral and multilateral frameworks and maintain the sound growth momentum of bilateral ties.
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.