Kassym-Jomart Tokayev holds talks with presidents of several countries

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev holds talks with presidents of several countries

On the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held talks with several foreign leaders. The agenda of these meetings encompassed topics related to promising areas for cooperation. During his meeting with President of Romania Klaus Iohannis, President Tokayev highlighted the positive trends in the development of trade and economic relations between the two countries. To date, bilateral trade has increased by over 20 percent, exceeding $1.3 billion. The Head of State noted that in order to give additional impetus to trade and economic interaction, it is necessary to enhance the activities of the Intergovernmental Commission and the Business Council of Kazakhstan and Romania.

“We regard Romania as a very friendly state. We respect your history, respect your policy, respect the traditions of your nation and the people,” said Tokayev.

During his meeting with President of Montenegro Jakov Milatovic, the Head of State discussed plans to open a consulate of Kazakhstan in Podgorica in 2024. President Tokayev emphasized that this move will give an additional impetus for the development of relations between the two countries.

“Our countries became very close to each other since our people use a direct flight from Astana to Podgorica, more than 40,000 people each year use visa-free regime for Kazakh citizens and fly to Montenegro to spend their vacations. Of course, it gives a very strong impetus to facilitating humanitarian ties, economic cooperation between both states,” Tokayev said.

The Head of State also met with President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and both parties expressed their intentions to enhance ties, with a particular focus on strengthening cooperation in the IT sector. At a meeting with President of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, the Head of State proposed the establishment of a Business Council of the two countries, while intensifying the work of the Intergovernmental Commission. The discussion with President of Kenya William Ruto, centered around increasing trade turnover. President Tokayev expressed the intention to send a trade mission to Kenya to explore opportunities for enhancing cooperation. The program of President Tokayev’s working visit to New York concluded with a meeting with President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol, who noted the interest of Korean companies in joint projects with Kazakhstan in mechanical engineering, mining and nuclear energy.