Kazakh and Russian Prime Ministers discussed interstate relations in Astana
According to Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, relations of the neighbouring states are at the very high level.
Kazakh PM Bakytzhan Sagintayev held an expanded meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
"I am glad to receive you and your delegation in Astana. This is our first bilateral meeting this year. We have met during multilateral meetings, and today we have an opportunity to discuss all issues that have accumulated over this period. The visit's format makes it possible to thoroughly discuss bilateral cooperation in a wider range of areas. I am convinced that the meeting's results will give added momentum to Kazakh-Russian interaction, as well as will resolve the issues requiring our promotion and will determine perspective plans for a medium term. In Russia, a new economic cycle of development begins, and the government has a task to reach Russia's national development goal until 2024. Therefore, I wish you success to achieve all tasks set," said Bakytzhan Sagintayev in his welcome speech.
Dmitry Medvedev, in his turn, thanked the Kazakh government for inviting.
"We visit Astana with pleasure, and it is the first large meeting between our governments in this year. Having talked with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, we mentioned that one can talk a lot about our relations, or very short: they are at a very high level, we are strategic partners. At the same time, our states face large-scale tasks. You have mentioned the national development goals, and I can admit our government implements them," said Medvedev.
"We have the solutions that are linked with the ideas put forward by the President, including in the Parliament when he has recently addressed. As well as a whole range of large-scale national projects on which we work in our countries. It is very important that we are in constant contact," said the Russian PM.