President • 04 April, 2019

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meets with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

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After the official welcoming ceremony, the heads of state held talks in narrow and expanded formats, reports the press service of Akorda.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev thanked Vladimir Putin for his congratulations and good wishes on assuming the office of President of Kazakhstan and noted the symbolism of his first foreign visit to the Russian Federation.

The head of state stressed that modern interaction between Kazakhstan and Russia is a reference and serves as a vivid example of relations for many.

“As the Head of Kazakhstan, I intend to ensure the continuity of the policy of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, as well as continue the work on the comprehensive and active development of Kazakhstan-Russian cooperation,” said Kasym-Jomart Tokayev.

The President of Kazakhstan dwelt separately on the issues of economic partnership between the two countries, especially in the fields of energy, transport, transit, industry and space.

- Russia remains the “number one” partner in the foreign trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan, its share in the commodity turnover of the Republic of Kazakhstan is 19 percent. Investment cooperation is progressively developing. More than 9 thousand enterprises with the participation of Russian capital carry out successful activities in Kazakhstan, the Head of State emphasized.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also stressed the symbolism of the first visit of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Russia as Head of State and noted the high level of Kazakhstan-Russian ties.

- 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 peoples. I am sure that your visit today will strengthen our many-sided bilateral allied relations,” said Vladimir Putin.

During the meeting, the heads of state also discussed issues of interstate cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere, and also exchanged views on topical issues of the regional and international agenda.

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