President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev
The state and prospects of development of political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation, as well as topical issues of the international and regional agenda were discussed.
Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the traditionally friendly nature of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, conditioned by long-standing historical and cultural ties.
The head of state stressed that in the current conditions, new trends that are taking place in the world economy can impart a serious dynamics to the development of further partnership between the two countries.
“We see that the ongoing crisis in the world is causing serious damage to national economies. At the same time, it allows to use hidden opportunities, create new joint ventures. Diversifying the economy, we should pay attention to innovative technologies,” the President of Kazakhstan said.
The Head of State noted the need to increase interaction across the whole spectrum of bilateral cooperation, including the development of the transit and transport potential of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
“This meeting should serve as a new impetus for launching our relations in a new format that allows us to more closely develop the cooperation of our countries,” the President of Kazakhstan said.
The Head of State also drew attention to the mutual understanding and closeness of the positions of both states in the international sphere. In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated I. Aliyev on the referendum held in 2016, during which the people of Azerbaijan supported changes in the constitution aimed at extending the term of office of the president of the country.
In turn, I. Aliyev noted the importance of the visit of the President of Kazakhstan in the context of further deepening and expanding cooperation.
“I am confident that the documents currently being prepared for signing will contribute to further deepening of bilateral relations. Kazakhstan is friendly and fraternal for us, and we attach great importance to today’s meeting,” Aliyev said.
Also, the President of Azerbaijan noted the achievements of Kazakhstan under the leadership of Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan