19 Mar 2019 18:48

Next Kazakh president to continue Nazarbayev's course towards cooperation with Russia - Volodin

MOSCOW. March 19 (Interfax) - The resignation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev will not hurt the relations between Kazakhstan and Russia, State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said.

"Today Russia and Kazakhstan are strategically important partners in many spheres. Dialogue between these countries is developing under the principles of mutual respect and good neighborliness. I am certain that the next president of Kazakhstan will continue the policy of good neighborliness and friendship with Russia and the relations between our countries within the Eurasian Economic Union will strengthen," Volodin told reporters on Tuesday.

The first Kazakh president's contribution on the social-economic development of the country he has led for three decades is huge, he said.

This is proved by the results of the elections "in which Nursultan Abishevich invariably won the support of an overwhelming majority of Kazakhstanis," Volodin said.