Putin and Nazarbayev in Astana to discuss bilateral relations and development of the EAEU


ASTANA, October 15. The presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed at the meeting in Astana bilateral relations and the development of the Eurasian economic Union. Such a theme Putin proposed Nazarbayev opening the meeting in narrow format.

Putin said that the status of a state visit, he arrived in Kazakhstan, “stressed the level and nature of our relations”. The cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan, the Russian leader described as “not just a confidence – allied relations in all aspects”.

The President of Russia agreed that the world economy and both countries ‘ economies are facing challenging times, but noted that the trade turnover of Russia and Kazakhstan in ruble terms shows an increase. Also Vladimir Putin noted the large volume of mutual investments. According to the head of the Russian state conditions for development of the two economies creates including the EEU.

“We see already from many of our partners proposals on the development of relations between economic associations, they are willing to cooperate with the Eurasian Union, in different formats, – said the President of the Russian Federation. It will be the subject of our discussion.”

The agenda of the meeting

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According to the assistant to the Russian President Yuri Ushakov, the presidents in a narrow part of preliminary negotiations by the delegations, the results of which will be signed a number of documents. Speaking about the alleged subject of conversation leaders, Ushakov did not exclude that they will discuss the situation in Ukraine given the fact that Kazakhstan last week was visited by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. “On October 8-9, Kazakhstan was visited by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko; I assume that the Russian and Kazakh leaders on the Ukrainian story will also have the opportunity to talk with each other”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

Also in the spotlight two leaders will be topical issues of regional and international agenda, including Putin and Nazarbayev will share views on the interaction between Moscow and Astana in the framework of the Eurasian economic Union and discussed the situation in Syria.