Moscow, 12 April 2023 (TDI): The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Murat Nurtleau, met with the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, to discuss bilateral ties between the two countries.

The purpose of the meeting was to review the current status and prospects of the Kazakhstan-Russia collaboration. The discussion also focused on bilateral cooperation within integration organizations such as the CIS, the EAEU, and the CSTO.

The conversation included various subjects, including enhancing cross-border and interregional collaboration, expanding trade and economic cooperation, and implementing cooperative projects across several industries.

The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, expressed his satisfaction with the meeting. He reaffirmed Russia’s commitment to building a solid partnership with Kazakhstan.

Both foreign ministers explored the best way to prepare for upcoming events at the highest levels. They also shared opinions on current challenges on the international and regional agenda.

One of the most important consequences of the visit was the signing of a plan of measures for cooperation between Kazakhstan’s and Russia’s foreign ministries for 2023-2024.

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The Kazakh Foreign Ministry noted that signing the plan of measures for collaboration between Kazakhstan’s and Russia’s foreign ministries for 2023-2024 is crucial to strengthening the two countries close ties.

It shows Kazakhstan and Russia’s dedication to collaborating to tackle shared issues, advance shared interests, and foster prosperity.

The plan identifies the critical areas of collaboration between the two nations. It determines the specific actions that will be implemented in each sector.

The strategy includes steps to increase political discussion and mutual understanding between Kazakhstan and Russia, such as high-level visits and official meetings.

Additionally, it contains measures to promote commercial, economic, and investment cooperation, such as facilitating cross-border transactions and carrying out joint investment initiatives.

The initiative promotes bilateral cultural and humanitarian cooperation, including fostering cultural exchange programs. It intends to organize joint cultural events and support educational and scientific exchange programs.