06, 2021

I would like to see much deeper and more comprehensive cooperation between our two countries. The meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Kazakhstan took place in Nur-Sultan

In Nur-Sultan on a working visit, Armen Sarkissian, the President of the Republic of Armenia, met with Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tleuberdi, Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhit Sultanov, and other officials attended the meeting.

Welcoming the President of Armenia, President Tokayev particularly said that though his visit was a working one, it was of great importance, as it would be an additional impetus for cooperation between the two countries. "Armenia is a friendly country for us. Relations and cooperation between our countries are based on traditions," said the President of Kazakhstan, "Naturally, we are interested in this cooperation not to remain in its place, that is why the governments of our countries and relevant departments are working to achieve this goal.

We work and interact within such an essential integrational structure as the Eurasian Economic Union. We are members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and we closely interact within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), in the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and other structures. I think all this should have a positive continuation."

Expressing gratitude for the hospitality, President Sarkissian particularly said. "For me, visiting Kazakhstan is, in a sense, a visit to friends. As you mentioned, our peoples and in recent years our states have amicable, deep, and long-standing relations.

I agree that the potential for cooperation between our countries is immense. Although our countries are physically far from each other, in the 21st century, thanks to trade, new technologies, artificial intelligence, and IT technologies, they are becoming closer and closer. Naturally, there are ample opportunities to enhance cooperation between our countries ranging from education, new technologies, and food processing ... I would like it to be much deeper and more comprehensive."

The Presidents of Armenia and Kazakhstan spoke about cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union and the CSTO. The President of Armenia referred to the post-war problems and challenges that emerged in Armenia and the region.

The Presidents of Armenia and Kazakhstan continued the discussions in a tête-à-tête format, its core being bilateral relations and issues of the situation in the region.





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