N.NAZARBAYEV MET WITH JAPANESE PM SHINZO ABE
According to the press service of the First President of Kazakhstan � Leader of the nation, Nursultan Nazarbayev held talks with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, Strategy2050.kz reports.
At the meeting, the First President of Kazakhstan thanked Shinzo Abe for inviting him to attend the enthronization ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.
During the talks, the parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and the development of trade and economic relations.
Shinzo Abe expressed support for Kazakhstan’s anti-nuclear initiatives and measures to counter the proliferation of weapon of mass destruction (WMD).
In addition, the First President of Kazakhstan and the Prime Minister of Japan exchanged views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, having noted the importance of a peaceful resolution of conflicts both in the region and elsewhere in the world.
The Leader of the nation met with Chairman of the Kazakhstan-Japan Friendship Parliamentary League Takeo Kawamura, as well.
During the meeting, Nazarbayev noted the results of the Kazakhstan-Japan Friendship Parliamentary League’s activities to strengthen cooperation between the two States.
On the last visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Kazakhstan, we significantly strengthened our strategic partnership. Much has changed in our economic cooperation, the First President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized the special importance of the further development of inter-parliamentary relations for the benefit of the prosperity of Kazakhstan and Japan’s peoples.
In turn, Takeo Kawamura positively noted the growth rate of Kazakhstan achieved during the years of independence under the leadership of the First President.
In addition, the Chairman of the Kazakhstan-Japan Friendship Parliamentary League spoke in detail about the results of his last visit to Kazakhstan and the meetings held as part of the trip.
At a presentation of the Japanese Government’s project on supporting the Kazakhstan program Archive-2025, First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that Kazakhstan treats Japan as one of the most important partners in Asia.
Over the past years I have developed warm human relations with the honorable Emperor Akihito, the head of the Japanese Government. I am convinced that with the Emperor Naruhito the Kazakh-Japanese relations will develop fruitfully for the benefit of our peoples. Kazakhstan considers Japan as one of the most important partners in Asia, Nazarbayev said.
The First President of Kazakhstan also put attention to the implementation of the Rukhani Zhangyru program.
One of the main elements of the Rukhani Zhangyru program is the Archive-2025 project, which includes fundamental research of all domestic and foreign archives, from antiquity to modernity. I’d like to express my gratitude to the Government of Japan and personally the Chairman of the Agency for Culture for assisting in the implementation of this program, thanks to which we will create an electronic knowledge space and gain advanced Japanese experience in the field of data archiving, Elbasy said.
In turn, the Japanese side expressed its readiness to transfer technologies for research, recording and preservation of archival data, as well as share research methods and digitization of materials.
Also being in Japan, Nursultan Nazarbayev was awarded with the title of Honorary Doctor of Tsukuba University.
During the awarding ceremony, Elbasy noted that Tsukuba University is a world-class educational and research center known for its deep history.
It is worth the fact that Tsukuba is among the Japanese universities with the largest number of Nobel laureates. Your university is the most demanded among Kazakhstanis, 105 of our students have already received Tsukuba diplomas. And most of them are scholars of the Bolashak program, the First President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized that awarding him the title of Honorary Doctor is a sign of respect to all the people of Kazakhstan.
For my part, I make a point that I have always attached great importance to the development of education and youth policy in our country. We are pleased that the cult of knowledge in our country has become an integral part of society, Elbasy said.
At the end of the speech, the First President of Kazakhstan congratulated all participants in the ceremony on the accession to the throne of Emperor Naruhito and the advent of the Rave age in Japan.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050