Kazakhstan is opened for wide cooperation with France and Central Asia – MFA of Kazakhstan
The key event of the visit was a joint meeting of foreign ministers of France, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and the countries of Central Asia.
K. Abdrakhmanov noted that today Central Asia is one of the dynamically developing regions of the world.
“We are aimed at making Kazakhstan a pole of economic growth and stability in the region, and are opened for the widest cooperation with our French friends and neighbors of our geographic area”, – the Minister said.
He drew attention to the fact that Kazakhstan adheres to the principle of equality and mutually beneficial cooperation in the relations between the states of Central Asia.
“We are pleased with the recent positive trends in the development of our region. And this proves once again that there are no unsolvable problems in the relations between the countries of Central Asia”, – K. Abdrakhmanov stressed.
The Kazakh Foreign Minister expressed confidence that a model of a regional zone of peace, security, cooperation and development in Central Asia on the basis of a harmonious combination of interests of all interested countries can be created and tested.
K. Abdrakhmanov confirmed the priority importance of the High-level Dialogue on Politics and Security of the European Union-Central Asia. He also supported the idea of creating a new platform for cooperation between Central Asia and the EU – “Economic development, investment, employment, private sector development”.
In conclusion, the foreign ministers exchanged views on urgent international problems, including situation in Afghanistan, settlement of the conflict in Syria and role of Astana process, threats and challenges to international terrorism and violent extremism.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050