President Tokayev meets with foreign leaders

President Tokayev meets with foreign leaders

A series of bilateral meetings of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly continued with negotiations with the Slovenian President. The leaders discussed the prospects of cooperation in trade and economic, transport and logistics, humanitarian, and IT areas. An increasing role of Central Asia and Kazakhstan was highlighted at the meeting as well. Tokayev emphasized that Slovenia is Kazakhstan’s crucial partner in the European Union.

“I would like to extend a formal invitation for you to visit Kazakhstan. We will host the Astana International Forum in mid-June next year to discuss political and economic issues,” he said.

Tokayev met with President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi to discuss the prospects for further development of cooperation. The leaders underscored the significance of adopting a set of measures to boost interaction in transport, logistics and trade fields. In particular, they noted the great potential of using the Kazakhstan - Turkmenistan - Iran railway as a key route for developing mutual trade and transport across the Caspian Sea. Tokayev stressed the importance of building a Kazakh trade terminal in the port of Bandar Abbas.

“We have reached very useful agreements on the visa procedure, as well as on other areas related to the interaction between business and citizens. I would like to say that Kazakhstan is absolutely committed to strengthening relations with Iran,” shared the Kazakh President.

Tokayev also spoke with the presidents of Finland, Estonia and Hungary about the importance of increasing mutual trade turnover and intensifying bilateral cooperation mechanisms.

“I would like to point out that we have close cooperation with Hungary. We have very strong traditional ties and relations. We appreciate what we have achieved in our bilateral cooperation. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit Kazakhstan,” he noted.