6 Mar 2023 13:19

Russian, Kazakh leaders discuss trade, economic cooperation in phone call - Peskov

MOSCOW. March 6 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev have discussed trade and economic cooperation between the two countries in a phone call, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"On Monday, March 6, Putin is working at Ogaryovo. He's just had a telephone call with Kazakh President Tokayev," Peskov told journalists in briefing them on Putin's working schedule for Monday.

The two leaders discussed various aspects of bilateral relations, including transport corridors and trade and economic cooperation in general, he said.

The presidential press service said Putin and Tokayev also discussed various practical aspects of the development of mutually beneficial cooperation in the energy and humanitarian fields.

The presidents reaffirmed their determination to continue bolstering Russian-Kazakh allied relations and agreed to continue contacts, the presidential press service said.

"There'll be another international phone call early in the second half of the day. If it takes place, we'll also inform you," Peskov said.

Putin is also expected to meet with Kurgan region Governor Vadim Shumkov later on Monday, he said.

"The president also sent a greeting telegram to Valentina Tereshkova to wish her a happy birthday today," Peskov said.