Kazakh ambassador to China, Shakhrat Nuryshev, met with China's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Hu Heping, to discuss the mutual establishment of cultural centers in order to ensure the dynamic development of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and China, Kapital reports, citing the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affair's official press release.
Taking into account the upcoming resumption of direct flights between the countries, Ambassador Nuryshev emphasized the need to intensify bilateral cultural and humanitarian dialogue. He also introduced tourist opportunities in Kazakhstan and the measures taken by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to implement the State Tourism Development Program until 2025.
The issue regarding visas was also raised during the meeting. Since Kazakhstan plans to introduce a visa-free regime for citizens of China for 14 days, Nuryshev called for the Chinese side to provide similar conditions for citizens of Kazakhstan.
For his part, Hu Heping emphasized that there are great prospects for cooperation between Kazakhstan and China in the sphere of culture and tourism. He expressed confidence that the 15th meeting of the Subcommittee on Cultural and Humanitarian Cooperation, scheduled for the end of 2022, will play an important role in strengthening cultural and humanitarian relations between the two countries. The Chinese side expressed its readiness for the mutual establishment of cultural centers.