Friday, July 20, 2018

Putin and Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev discuss cooperation

Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, announced on Friday that a mutually acceptable agreement on how to use the Bikonur space launch site had been reached by experts and heads of appropriate agencies.

The two leaders met to discuss the subjects at the Kremlin, Itar-Tass reports.

During the meeting, Putin and Nazarbayev discussed a program of bilateral cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan for 2013 through 2015. They also discussed the creation of the Common Economic Space and advancement towards the Eurasian Economic Union.

Putin and Nazarbayev agreed at the meeting to continue maintaining close contact on top levels.

This fall, Yekaterinburg will host the annual forum for border regions, where it is expected that Nazarbayev will sign a new Friendship and Cooperation Treaty with Russia.

"We have issued instructions to prepare a new Treaty for Friendship and Cooperation. I hope we will sign it in Yekaterinburg this autumn," Nazarbayev said at the meeting, according to Itar-Tass.