Goa, 7 May 2023 (TDI): Murat Nurtleu, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, led a highly engaged delegation in the recent assembly of the SCO’s Council of Foreign Ministers.

Murat Nurtleu, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, presented a comprehensive speech underlining Kazakhstan’s commitment to strengthening cooperation within the SCO framework and achieving shared prosperity among member states.

During his remarks, Foreign Minister Nurtleu stressed the necessity of sustaining the SCO’s fundamental principles of mutual trust, equality, and respect for cultural variety.

Nurtleu emphasized the organization’s accomplishments in stimulating regional security, combating terrorism, and strengthening economic integration. He also reaffirmed Kazakhstan’s commitment to the SCO’s mission of fostering regional connectivity, sustainable development, and cross-cultural interactions.

As a founding member of the SCO, Kazakhstan has long advocated for regional stability and collaboration. Because of its central location in Eurasia, the country plays a pivotal role in theSCO attempts to foster economic integration and connectivity across the continent.

Kazakhstan’s dedication to the SCO’s goals has assisted in solidifying the organization’s position as a vital platform for regional discourse and collaboration.

The Kazakh delegation’s involvement in the SCO summit reflected Kazakhstan’s desire to strengthen connections with fellow member nations and work collaboratively toward common goals.

According to the Kazakh Foreign Minister, Kazakhstan intends to build a climate of trust, security, and prosperity by exploiting the SCO platform. The country will continue to support the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and strive hard alongside other member states to advance regional peace, stability, and prosperity.

The Kazakh delegation also energetically participated in bilateral discussions with fellow member nations, developing closer connections and exploring avenues for growing collaboration.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nurtleu had significant conversations with counterparts from other SCO states, focusing on critical topics such as trade and investment, infrastructure development, energy cooperation, and cultural exchanges.

These meetings facilitated the sharing of concepts and experiences, laying the framework for future collaborations and alliances.

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Bilateral Meeting of Pakistan Foreign Minister and  Kazakh Foreign Minister 

During the most recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murat Nurtleu, met with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

The friendly encounter provided an opportunity to address a variety of subjects of shared interest and to fortify the relations between the two countries.

During the discussion, the two Foreign Ministers underlined the historical and fraternal ties between Kazakhstan and Pakistan. They examined several areas of cooperation, including trade and investment, energy, agriculture, education, and culture.

The two nations also discussed cooperative military drills and counterterrorism initiatives to deepen their defense and security cooperation further.

They stressed the need to encourage people-to-people exchanges, improving mutual understanding and allowing for more significant cultural trade between the two countries.

Both diplomats addressed the potential for boosting bilateral economic ties through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) programs.

Foreign Minister Zardari expressed gratitude for Kazakhstan’s assistance in various international forums. He also emphasized the importance of closer collaboration between the two countries.

Furthermore, both countries reaffirmed their commitment to further advancing their mutually beneficial bilateral relationships and exploring fresh possibilities for collaboration as the conference ended.

The two ministers agreed to continue consultations on mutually beneficial themes and to keep regular interaction at all levels.

A long history of friendship and collaboration exists between Kazakhstan and Pakistan. This conversation affirmed their commitment to advancing partnership and pursuing shared objectives.