BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- State Councilor Meng Jianzhu met with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday in Beijing.
Atambayev arrived in the Chinese capital Monday evening, kicking off his visit to China. He will also attend the 12th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
The relations between China and Kyrgyzstan have withstood tests and China sincerely hopes Kyrgyzstan will develop in a stable way, said Meng, who is also China's police chief.
On Tuesday morning, Chinese President Hu Jintao held a red-carpet ceremony to welcome the Kyrgyz guest at the Great Hall of the People before their formal talks.
After the talks, the two leaders signed a joint declaration and witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperative documents.
Meng said the signing of the declaration outlined the future of relations between the two sides, noting that political mutual trust and economic and law-enforcement cooperation have deepened in recent years.
China and Kyrgyzstan will further the crackdown on the "three evil forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism and cross-border crimes to safeguard regional peace and stability, Meng said.
Atambayev said China is the "greatest brother" and neighbor as well as a sincere and trusted friend of Kyrgyzstan, and he thanked China's long-term selfless help to his country.
China-Kyrgyzstan relations have entered a new stage of development, said Atambayev, adding the Kyrgyz side wishes to cooperate with China in a all-round way in economic, trade and law-enforcement fields.