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Xi Jinping announces USD 500 million for livelihood projects in Central Asian Countries

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday introduced USD 500 million help to help the livelihood packages in 5 Central Asian Countries and expressed Beijing’s opposition to color revolutions “fomented” from outdoors.

Xi together with 5 Central Asian international locations, specifically Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan held a summit through video hyperlink on Tuesday to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations with China.

“I wish to announce that in the next three years, the Chinese government will provide a grant assistance of USD 500 million to Central Asian countries in support of livelihood programs,” Xi mentioned in his tackle on the summit.

All the 5 international locations share borders with China and are a part of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in which India can be a member.

China “firmly opposes attempts by external forces to foment colour revolutions in Central Asia” beneath the pretext of human rights, Xi mentioned.

He threw his weight behind beleaguered Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev who confronted huge public protests early this month.

“Not way back, Kazakhstan skilled some dramatic developments, which led to heavy casualties and property injury. As a good friend and neighbour, China has firmly supported Kazakhstan in its effort to keep up stability and cease violence, and can proceed to help and assist Kazakhstan to the very best of our skill,” he mentioned.

“We should proceed to fight terrorist, extremist and separatist forces, deepen cooperation in areas resembling border administration and management, combating terrorist use of the Internet and joint operation, and work collectively to strengthen the regional safety web,” he mentioned.

He additionally mentioned that a number of large projects of strategic significance have been efficiently accomplished, together with the China-Central Asia pure gasoline pipeline, the China-Kazakhstan crude oil pipeline, the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan freeway, and the China-Tajikistan expressway. The China-Europe Railway Express which runs by means of Central Asia has seen fast progress.

“We want to make sure the regular operation of our oil and gasoline pipelines, velocity up the development of Line D of the China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline, broaden cooperation throughout the vitality industrial chain, and promote low-carbon transition in the vitality sector,” he mentioned.



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