1 Sep 2022 18:45

Kazakh authorities announce Putin's participation in Central Asia - Russia summit in Nur-Sultan in mid-October

NUR-SULTAN. Sept 1 (Interfax) - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev discussed by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin the development of their strategic partnership and thanked him for agreeing to attend the meeting of the heads of state in the Central Asia - Russia format, the presidential press service said on Thursday.

"Kassym-Jomart Tokayev thanked Vladimir Putin for agreeing to attend the summits of the CIS, the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, and also the meeting of the heads of state Central Asia - Russia, which will take place in the capital of Kazakhstan in the middle of October," the report said.

Tokayev and Putin noted the effective interaction between the governments on the implementation of top-level agreements and agreed to maintain permanent working contacts.

"The leaders of Kazakhstan and Russia exchanged opinions on the further development of relations of strategic partnership and alliance between the two states in the spirit of mutual trust," the report said.