Russian President arrived in Astana
Astana. May 22. Kazakhstan Today - The President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Astana, the agency reports referring to the press service of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. As it was informed earlier, the state visit of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev to Astana is taking place on May 22-23 at the invitation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. During the visit, as the official representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev informed, the counterparts will discuss a broad range of questions of bilateral cooperation and exchange opinions on a number of actual international problems. Following the results of 2007, commodity turnover between two countries made $16.3 billion, growth of parameter in comparison with 2006 makes 27 %. For the first quarter of 2008 trade turnover between Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation reached $4.13 billion that is by 26 % more than the level of last year period. First foreign visit to Kazakhstan demonstrates interest of Russia in continuation of strategic cooperation - Medvedev Astana. May 22. Kazakhstan Today - The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev considers that his first foreign visit to Kazakhstan demonstrates interest of Russia in continuation of strategic cooperation. The President of the Russian Federation said today during the meeting with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the agency reports. "My visit to Kazakhstan is not by chance. It is a demonstration of vector of strong cooperation, special trusting, and brotherly relations developed between Kazakhstan and Russia," D. Medvedev emphasized. The President of Kazakhstan emphasized that it is a great honor for Kazakhstan that the new President of Russia paid the first foreign visit to Kazakhstan." N. Nazarbayev expressed hope for further deepening and expansion of bilateral cooperation with Russia. Medvedev highly assessed level of economic cooperation with Kazakhstan Astana. May 22. Kazakhstan Today - The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev highly assessed the level of economic cooperation with Kazakhstan. He stated it today during the negotiations with the leader of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the agency reports. "We are in the most favorable situation by the degree of integration of our economies. We speak the same economic language and, taking into account our historical roots, it creates special character of intergovernmental cooperation and special level of human contacts," D. Medvedev said. "All these made me help to decide to pay my first visit to this friendly for us country - Kazakhstan," the President of Russia said in conclusion.
Resourse: Kazakhstan Today