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[24.06.2OO2] Chinese, Kyrgyzstan presidents hail bilateral ties

BEIJING, Jun 24, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Chinese President Jiang Zemin and visiting Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev hailed the growth of bilateral ties during the past decade in talks held here Monday.
The two heads of state also signed a good-neighbor, friendship and cooperation pact after the official talks at the Great Hall of the People.
Akayev is here for a working visit as Jiang's guest. It was the second meeting between the two heads of state since the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held in St. Petersburg earlier this month.
According to Jiang, the two countries shared identical stances on cracking down the "three vices" of terrorism, extremism and separatism, and had close cooperation in other regional and global issues concerning security and stability.
China considered Kyrgyzstan a good neighbor, friend and partner and the pact would guide the future development of bilateral ties with a legal framework, he said.
Akayev described his visit as "an opportunity" for the two countries to review the past and open a new future. After successfully resolving mutual border issues, he hoped the border would be a bond of long-term peace, friendship and mutual cooperation.
Xinhua, June 24, 2002

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