Foreign Minister met with ambassadors of CIS and Georgia
ASTANA, A working meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov with the heads of diplomatic missions of the CIS member states and Georgia, accredited in Kazakhstan.
Ambassador of Belarus Anatoly Nichkasov, Ambassador of Russia Alexey Borodavin, Ambassador of Ukraine Ivan Kulebayev, Ambassador of Uzbekistan Saidikram Niyazhodzhaev, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan Jeenbek Kulubaev, Ambassador of Tajikistan Khairullo Ibodzoda, Ambassador of Turkmenistan Toli Komekov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Rashad Mammadov, Ambassador of Armenia Gagik Ghalachyan, Ambassador of Georgia Zurab Abashidze concerning.
The Minister noted that the development of multilateral relations with these countries is one of the main priorities of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. It was noted that the established level of trust and constructive interaction will create a new horizons of cooperation.
“We need to maximize the geographical proximity of our countries and the transport and logistics potential of the region, as well as joint cooperation in the production of necessary goods and agricultural products to expand the range of trade and economic cooperation,” the Foreign Minister said.
In their speeches, the ambassadors highlighted the constructive role of President Nursultan Nazarbayev in establishing sincere friendly relations between the states and the historic tradition that has contributed to a genuine dialogue between the leaders of our countries.
In order to further strengthen political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, the need to maintain a high level of joint work.
During the meeting, the results of the last year’s work were summed up and plans for future prospects were identified, focusing on the strengthening of foreign economic and investment ties and priorities for deepening multilateral cooperation.
Within the framework of regional and integration issues B.Atamkulov highlighted the strengthening and intensification of interstate relations in Central Asia and highlighted the important role of integration structures such as the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
Source: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN