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Russian-Kazakh top-level talks ended in Moscow

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The heads of state discussed the full range of issues of bilateral cooperation.

On April 3, the Kremlin hosted talks between the Presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan, Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. As noted on the official website of the head of the Russian state, they discussed the key topics of bilateral relations, the prospects for promoting integration processes in the Eurasian space, and topical issues on the regional agenda.

The head of Kazakhstan arrived on his first
foreign visit to Russia

Following consultations, the presidents of the two countries adopted a joint statement. A number of documents on cooperation were also signed.

The joint statement of the two presidents states that the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan are developing allied relations and integration interaction as equal and sovereign states based on mutual trust, strategic partnership and comprehensive cooperation. Relations between our countries are based on deep historical and spiritual ties between the peoples of our countries and meet the national interests of both states.

Speaking to reporters after the talks, Vladimir Putin, in particular, noted that they were held "in a constructive and businesslike atmosphere, in full accordance with the traditions that have developed over the years of our fruitful joint work with the founder of the Kazakh state, the first president of the republic, Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev.”

“We are grateful to the President of Kazakhstan for making his first official foreign visit to our country, to Russia,” V. Putin said. The President of Russia expressed confidence that K.-J. Tokayev "will pay constant attention to the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation and allied relations between our countries."

Describing Russian-Kazakh relations, the Russian leader noted, in particular, the strengthening of military and military-technical cooperation. “Military and military-technical cooperation is being strengthened. Russia is assisting Kazakhstan in training military specialists, specialists in higher education institutions of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and other law enforcement agencies,” V. Putin said.

cooperation. “We intend to further contribute in every possible way to the development of bilateral scientific and cultural exchanges. Plans to create a new Russian school and university in Kazakhstan are being worked out,” the President of the Russian Federation noted.

The heads of state discussed the progress and prospects for the implementation of the Baiterek joint project. “We are ready to continue work on the Baiterek project, which provides for the creation of a new rocket and space complex based on a Russian launch vehicle,” Vladimir Putin said.

Speaking about Russian-Kazakh cooperation in the international arena, the President of Russia noted the importance of working together to ensure regional stability in Central Asia. “An important element of joint work is to ensure regional stability, primarily in Central Asia. In this context, I would like to note the close interaction of our states within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the holding of operational-tactical exercises, anti-drug measures, the development of collective rapid reaction forces,” he said.

In the same context, the proximity or coincidence of Russian and Kazakh positions on topical regional and international issues. “For most of them, a complete coincidence or closeness of the positions of Russia and Kazakhstan was stated. We reaffirmed our intention to continue closely coordinating our actions in the UN and other leading multilateral platforms,” Vladimir Putin said.

In particular, the presidents agreed to continue efforts to resolve the conflict in Syria within the framework of the “Astana process.”< br>
Vladimir Putin said that his contacts with Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will continue at the end of May within the framework of the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, which will be held in Nur-Sultan. It will be timed to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Eurasian Economic Union. “The holding of this anniversary event in the capital of Kazakhstan is very symbolic, since it was there that the agreement on the establishment of the EurAsEC was signed. Thus, we would like to emphasize the important role in the creation of the union, which was played by Kazakhstan and Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev personally, who proposed and substantiated the idea of the Eurasian integration project,” the President of Russia emphasized.

Vladimir Putin also invited Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev to receive participation in the 16th forum of interregional cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan, which will be held in November in Omsk.

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