BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- China's relations with five Central Asian countries, which are now at a golden age of 30, enjoy a bright prospect of vibrant growth, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday.
"A growing, prosperous, stable and dynamic Central Asia is in the common interest of China and other countries in the region," Wang told a press conference.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the five Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
China will continue to follow the principles of mutual respect, good-neighborly friendship, solidarity in trying times and mutual benefit as it works with Central Asian countries to forge a strategic partnership featuring rich substance, fruitful results and enduring friendship and build a China-Central Asia community with a shared future, said Wang.
To usher in another three decades of great achievements for China-Central Asia relations, China is willing to expand cooperation with the five countries in the fields of COVID-19 pandemic response, production capacity, energy, agriculture, humanity, digital economy and green development, according to Wang. ■