3 April 2017
Meeting with Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
The Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku

The talks took place in a narrow format after the meeting’s official ceremony at the presidential "Zagulba" residence between the two leaders.

The state and prospects of development of political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation, as well as topical issues of the international and regional agenda have been under consideration.

Nursultan Nazarbayev has made point of traditionally friendly nature of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, conditioned by long-standing historical and cultural ties.

Our Head of State underscored that under the current conditions the new trends in the world economy can impart a serious dynamics to the development of further partnership between the two countries.

⁃ We see that the ongoing crisis in the world is causing serious damage to national economies. At the same time, it allows using hidden opportunities of creating new joint ventures. We should pay attention to innovative technologies diversifying the economy, the President of Kazakhstan said.

The Head of the State noted the need for building up interaction across the whole spectrum of bilateral cooperation, and the transit and transport potential development of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is among them.

⁃ This meeting should serve as a new impetus for launching our relations in a new format allowing us to more closely develop the cooperation of our countries, the President of Kazakhstan said.

The Head of the State has also taken note of mutual understanding and closeness of the positions of both states in the international sphere. In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated Ilham Aliyev on the Referendum held in 2016, when Azerbaijan’s nation supported changes in the Constitution aimed at the presidential powers’ prolongation.

In turn, Ilham Aliyev noted the significance of the visit of the President of Kazakhstan within the context of further deepening and broadening of cooperation.

⁃ I am confident that the documents currently being prepared to be inked will contribute to further deepening of bilateral relations. Kazakhstan is friendly and fraternal for us, and we attach great importance to the present meeting, Aliyev said.

The President of Azerbaijan has also noted Kazakhstan’s achievements under the leadership of Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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