The Head of State held a number of working meetings with leaders of foreign countries as part of the opening ceremony of "One Belt and One Road" Forum for International Cooperation.
The President of Kazakhstan greeted President Xi Jinping of China and congratulated him on the Forum’s successful opening.
Nursultan Nazarbayev had talks with Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and Recep Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey, with whom he discussed the results of the recent round of Astana talks on Syria. Noting the results of the Astana process, Erdogan stressed its importance for continuing the dialogue on the Syrian issue in Geneva.
The Head of the State has also exchanged greetings with Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan, Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Klaus Schwab, Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Nursultan Nazarbayev also had a conversation with Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, who confirmed his intention to participate in the upcoming SCO summit in Astana.
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rahoy during the conversation with the President of Kazakhstan has confirmed the participation of the King of Spain in the upcoming international exhibition EXPO-2017.