|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on Kyrgyzstan's New Parliament Electing a Speaker and New Prime Minister Taking Office|
Q: Kyrgyzstan's new parliament has recently elected a speaker, and Almazbek Atambayev, the Social Democratic Party leader has taken office as prime minister. How do you comment on that?
A: We congratulate our friendly neighbor Kyrgyzstan on electing a new parliamentary speaker and head of government. China respects the choice by the Kyrgyz people and supports efforts beneficial to political stability and economic development of Kyrgyzstan. In line with the purpose and principles of China-Kyrgyzstan Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation, we are willing to work with Kyrgyzstan to strengthen bilateral cooperation of mutual benefit for the long-term sound and stable development of our ties.