Nazarbayev called on media not to exaggerate at the meeting with Putin

15 May, 2018, 09:59 689
Nazarbayev called on media not to exaggerate at the meeting with Putin

The head of state notes that Kazakhstan and Russia will continue work and move forward in all directions.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held an informal meeting with head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in Sochi, correspondent reports. At the meeting, the leaders discussed prospects of bilateral cooperation. Vladimir Putin underlined that Russia remained both a key trade partner and an important invertor in Kazakhstan’s economy.  

Photo: Baurzhan Zhuasbayev 

“I am grateful to continue our talk that we had yesterday evening in an informal format. I would like to note not only that Kazakhstan is our strategic ally, one of the closest partners, but also that relations between our states are being developed successfully, gradually,” says Putin.

The Russian President noted that cooperation of the two states had a good result. As an example, Vladimir Putin told the dynamics in the economy – plus a 30.5% trade turnover growth.  

Photo: Baurzhan Zhuasbayev 

“Russian remains the leading trade and economic partner of Kazakhstan. I would like to note the growth in direct investment of Russia in Kazakhstan’s economy. We have many directions of cooperation, we are always in contact with you about all these issues. And it is good that there is an opportunity to talk about bilateral relations on the sidelines of today’s summit,” he said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, in turn, congratulated Vladimir Putin on the victory in the presidential election.

“It is for certain that all colleagues congratulate you – I also want to congratulate on a historical event on March 18. You gained the trust of the Russian people with a great victory. In these difficult conditions, it says a lot – Russians’ trust in your work, in the course that you pursue in the difficult conditions increasing the authority and pride of Russia and its people. Therefore, they came together and supported you.

I wish you strong health, to overcome everything and to bring Russia to a long bright way, because we – Kazakhstan – want it most as the closest country Russia has probably the most appropriate relations ever existing with,” said the President of Kazakhstan.

The head of state underlined that more than 16 billion dollars was the trade turnover owing to close cooperation of the two states.

“Creation of joint plants has a dynamic result. And it is all upon which we have agreed. Our last agreement of 2013, which we signed, on strategic cooperation addressed in the 21st century, it includes everything upon which we together work,” Nazarbayev said.

He underlined that Kazakhstan would always support Russia.

“We will always work, overcome issues and move forward. Work is ongoing well, we discussed all existing matters yesterday. Neighbouring states – independent states always have such matters, and we have truly close relations between our governments, Ministries, and arising matters should be resolved smoothly and without agitation.

Photo: Baurzhan Zhuasbayev 

We discussed it with you yesterday, I do not pay attention to it, that’s why we are allies, close states, and media of the two states should work the same – they should not exaggerate, and once we have issues we need to resolve them. We have been coping with arising issues such way for over 25 years. So, I would like to wish you all the best Vladimir Vladimirovich,” said Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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