On January 10, 2012, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the China Central Asia Friendship Association hosted a ceremony at the People’s Hall in Beijing. State Councilor Dai Bingguo attended the reception. The purpose of the ceremony was to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of establishing bilateral diplomatic relations between China and Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. In the speech that Dai gave at the ceremony, he said, “China and Central Asian countries have become inseparable good neighbors, good friends, and good partners. No matter what will happen in the international environment, China will unswervingly carry out the diplomatic policy of being friendly to its neighbors and being partners with its neighbors.
Source: People’s Daily, January 11, 2012