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Kyrgyzstan and China signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the area of the construction and operation of Kyrgyzstan-China gas pipeline, reported on Wednesday.

The agreement was signed within the framework of the state visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to Kyrgyzstan.

The capacity of the pipeline is not announced.

Earlier it was reported that China and Turkmenistan agreed to construct the fourth line of Turkmenistan-China pipeline.

The main source of gas that will go from Turkmenistan to China will be Galkynysh gas field.


The Export-Import Bank of China will deliver a loan worth $165.6 million to Uzbekistan for the modernisation of the Angren thermal power plant in the Tashkent region, a source in government circles told Trend on Monday.

According to the source, an agreement was signed between the Chinese Export-Import Bank and the Industrial and Construction Bank of Uzbekistan (Uzpromstroybank) during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Tashkent on Monday.

The funds are delivered over a period of 20 years, including a five-year grace period.


Chinese president Xi Jinping, who was on a state visit to Turkmenistan (September 3-4), invited his Turkmen counterpart Gurbalguly Berdimuhamedov to pay a state visit to China, a message from the Turkmen government said on Thursday.

"President Xi Jinping invited Turkmenistan's president to pay a state visit to the People's Republic of China at any convenient time," the message said.

Ashgabat and Beijing recently adopted a joint declaration on establishing a strategic partnership between each other.


Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Chinese president Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the production facilities at the Galkinish gas field which is the second largest gas field for its resources, a source close to the negotiations said.

The largest fields in Turkmenistan are concentrated in Mary province in the country's Eastern sector. Total resources of Galkinish and Yashlar field which is closely are estimated by local geologists and the GCA British Company to be within 26.2 trillion cubic meters.


Some $7500 worth of nonstandard Chinese goods have been detained by Tehran Standards and Industrial Research Office in the capital's customs, head of Tehran's Standards and Industrial Research Office Moslem Bayat said, Moj news agency reported.

The detained goods including scales, video recorders and adaptors which have been imported during the last two months from China , the report said.


Turkey is holding negotiations with China and South Korea on the implementation of a project for the construction and modernisation of $12 billion worth of Thermal Power Plants, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said, the Sabah newspaper reported on Friday.

According to the minister, immediately after the United Arab Emirates rejected the construction of the Thermal Power Plants, Turkey started work on a back-up plan.


Chinese President Xi Jinping starts his Central Asian tour (from September 3 to September 13) in Turkmenistan, according to Turkmen government.

According to the report, preparations are underway in Ashgabat for the upcoming state visit of the Chinese president on September 3-4.

A large spectrum of issues concerning further development of intergovernmental relations will be put on the agenda of high level Turkmen-Chinese negotiations in Ashgabat.


The Chinese government in a statement once again underlined its opposition to the US-engineered unilateral sanctions imposed against Iran, IRNA reported.

Beijing has always voiced its opposition to the US-led western sanctions against Iran, the statement read.

The Chinese government pointed to the recent sanctions passed in the US Senate against Iran, saying the US cannot force other countries to accept its unilateral sanctions imposed on a third country like Iran.


Iran has ordered 315 coaches for metro lines from one of the Chinese companies, Tasnimnews reported with reference to the deputy head of Iranian Committee for Transportation and Fuel Management Amir Jafarpour.

Jafarpour noted that the coaches will be put in commission in the cities of Isfahan, Shiraz and Tabriz.

This order will be paid out of the funds that were to be obtained by Iranian side from the sale of oil to China.


Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov have discussed preparations for the forthcoming bilateral meetings at high and the highest levels today, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said today.

According to the report, during the conversation, the ministers stressed their mutual interest in further strengthening the Uzbek-Chinese relations in all areas of cooperation.

Both sides also exchanged views on relevant international and regional issues.