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Russia: Putin and Tokayev make joint statement following bilateral talks in Moscow02:20

Russia: Putin and Tokayev make joint statement following bilateral talks in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 3, 2019 at 16:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev gave a joint statement in Moscow on Wednesday following bilateral talks during the Kazakh leader’s first official visit to Russia.

“Negotiations were held in a constructive and business-like atmosphere, true to the traditions that have been forged during years of effective work with the founder of Kazakhstan, the first president of the Republic [of Kazakhstan] Nursultan Nazarbaev,” Putin said.

Both leaders confirmed their intention to strengthen cooperation in the international arena, including the UN, SCO and CIS. Putin also proposed building a nuclear power station in Kazakhstan with Russian technology.

Talking about Kazakhstan’s previous leader, Tokayev said that in deciding to step down, Nursultan Abishuli Nazarbayev “demonstrated a bright example of political wisdom and of a high level of responsibility for the future of Kazakhstan. This historical act for our country produced great respect coming from the international community and from the Russian Federation.”

Nazarbayev, 78, was leader of Kazakhstan since 1990. The next presidential election is scheduled for 2020. Tokayev, previously chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan, will serve as president until then.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev gave a joint statement in Moscow on Wednesday following bilateral talks during the Kazakh leader’s first official visit to Russia.

“Negotiations were held in a constructive and business-like atmosphere, true to the traditions that have been forged during years of effective work with the founder of Kazakhstan, the first president of the Republic [of Kazakhstan] Nursultan Nazarbaev,” Putin said.

Both leaders confirmed their intention to strengthen cooperation in the international arena, including the UN, SCO and CIS. Putin also proposed building a nuclear power station in Kazakhstan with Russian technology.

Talking about Kazakhstan’s previous leader, Tokayev said that in deciding to step down, Nursultan Abishuli Nazarbayev “demonstrated a bright example of political wisdom and of a high level of responsibility for the future of Kazakhstan. This historical act for our country produced great respect coming from the international community and from the Russian Federation.”

Nazarbayev, 78, was leader of Kazakhstan since 1990. The next presidential election is scheduled for 2020. Tokayev, previously chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan, will serve as president until then.