Kazakhstan and Russia are not just partners, but close allies on line of international organizations - Putin

Astana. April 4. KazTAG - Kazakhstan and Russia are not just partners, but close allies on the line of international organizations, said Vladimir Putin, president of Russia.
"After the official ceremony (president of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and president of Russia Putin-KazTAG) the heads of two states conducted negotiations in narrow and extended formats. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev thanked Vladimir Putin for congratulations and kind works following his appointment as a president of Kazakhstan and marked the symbolism of his first foreign visit to Russia," Akorda reports.
“You are aware of the level of our relations and have done a lot for this. In many ways, this, of course, is the merit of the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Of course, we are not just partners, we are the closest allies both through international organizations and bilaterally. Our relations are developing very effectively, we are achieving serious and noticeable results that affect the standard of living of our people. I am sure that your visit will strengthen our many-sided bilateral allied relations," said Putin.
“As the head of Kazakhstan, I intend to ensure continuity of the policy of the first president of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan  Nazarbayev, and also to continue the work on the all-round and active development of Kazakhstan-Russian cooperation,” said Tokayev.
He also emphasized economic partnership of two states, especially in the fields of energy, transport, transit, industry and space.
“Russia remains the main partner in the foreign trade of Kazakhstan, its share in the commodity turnover of Kazakhstan makes 19%. Investment cooperation is developing progressively. More than 9 thousand enterprises with the share of Russian capital successfully work in Kazakhstan," he said.

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