Saturday, August 19, 2017

Putin, Kazakh President Nazarbayev attend interregional forum for cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev, attended the 10th Forum on Interregional Cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan in Yekaterinburg on Monday, during which several cooperative agreements were signed.

During the forum, Putin and Nazarbayev vowed to uphold a collaborative relationship between the two countries over the 21st century.

"This will be a new basic document serving as a basis for contracts between our two countries in most diverse fields," Kazakh presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said, according to ITAR-TASS.

Putin and Nazarbayev also attended a plenary session with both nations' economic ministers and governors. At the conclusion of the session, the two men presided over a reception aimed at perpetuating goodwill between officials and citizens of Russia and Kazakhstan.