Kazakh, Palestinian Foreign Ministers signed memorandum on political consultation
Minitser of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Palestine Riyad al-Maliki paid an official visit to Kazakhstan.
A memorandum on political consultation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Palestine was concluded by Ministers Kairat Abdrakhmanov and Riyad al-Maliki, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
"This visit gave an opportunity to exchange opinions on current issues of the regional and international agenda, to discuss the current state of bilateral relations, as well as to outline the prospects of their further development. I express the hope that this official visit will contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Palestine in political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian and other spheres. Among them, agriculture, medicine and education can be marked," said Kazakh Foreign Minitser Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
He mentioned that the current year marks 26 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states.
"During this period, in addition to bilateral relations between our states, multilateral cooperation within the UN, OIC and other international organizations has also successfully developed. Palestine supports the main international initiatives of our state on a regular basis within different international organizations. The Republic of Kazakhstan, being certain that the settlement of the Palestinian problem, is the necessary condiction for establishing long peace and stability in the Middle East, recognises Palestine as an independent state and speaks for its full membership in the world community," said the Minister.
Kairat Abdrakhmanov noted that the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict should base on the following principle 'two states for two nations' that provides for the creation of Palestine within the 1967 borders with a capital city in East Jerusalem.
"Despite the difficulties, we suppose that a peaceful negotiation process should further continue. Kazakhstan, being a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, will continue to fully support the resporation of the stability in the Middle East, as well as the conditions for returning peace in teh region, as well as will further encourage peaceful desire of friendly Palestine," said the head of the Foreign Ministry.
In turn, Minitser of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Palestine Riyad al-Maliki expressed gratitude and noted further development of bilateral cooperation in agriculture, tourism and industry.
In addition to the Memorandum of mutual understanding on political consultation, a Memorandum on cooperation between the two states in the trade and industy chambers was signed.