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3 April 2017
Negotiations with Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in expanded format
The Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku

During the meeting the two leaders have reviewed a wide range of issues of cooperation between the two countries, including political interaction, trade, economic and cultural-humanitarian relations.

⁃ Economy is the basis of any state. Deals in various sectors, transport and communication sphere in particular, promise great opportunities for our countries, the President of Kazakhstan noted.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that the strategic ways of bilateral relations’ development are outlined in the adopted joint statement.

⁃ We have given consideration to all the issues on the agenda. The documents prepared for being endorsed are a kind of stage in our relations’ development. I think there is a real possibility of a significant increase in trade turnover between our countries, the Head of the State said.

The President of Kazakhstan stressed our country’s interest in all-round interaction with Baku, and there is appropriate potential for its extension. At the same time, trade and economic cooperation is the locomotive of bilateral relations.

⁃There is a large number of ethnic Azerbaijanis, citizens of Kazakhstan, in our country. These people, creating their businesses and doing business, are a kind of "bridge" between the two states, contributing to further strengthening of friendly relations, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

In addition, the President of Kazakhstan has drawn attention to the issues of expanding humanitarian ties, which were also discussed during the talks.

⁃ It is necessary to give due attention to the issues of student exchange, holding the Days of Culture in both countries. That will serve to raise these ties to a whole new level, the Head of the State said.

In turn, the President of Azerbaijan stressed that the election of Kazakhstan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council serves as the indicator of recognizing Kazakhstan’s role in the world arena and the authority of Nursultan Nazarbayev personally.

⁃ Your initiatives, not only regional but also the worldwide, deserve great respect. We express satisfaction with our bilateral relations’ growth. Today's constructive exchange of views shows the similarity of positions on many issues under discussion, Ilham Aliyev said.

Azerbaijan’s leader has also turned attention to the positive dynamics of bilateral economic cooperation development.

⁃ We are beginning to see positive results of the two states’ investment activities. In turn, this activity will stimulate the development of small and medium-sized businesses, the President of Azerbaijan said.


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