30 October 2008
President Nazarbayev Meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

President Nazarbayev discussed a wide range of issues with Prime Minister Putin, including bilateral cooperation, and particularly interaction of both countries’ economies during the global financial crisis, prospects for the partnership in transport sphere, transit of energy resources, space projects, and establishment of joint ventures.

President Nazarbayev expressed satisfaction with the increase of mutual trade volume amounted to US$ 20 billion till the end of this year. The prospects of investment cooperation between two countries are estimated at US$ 40 billion.

Prime Minister Putin, in his turn, stated that Kazakhstan and Russia will jointly overcome the effects of the global crisis on our economies.

“We regard the prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia as very positive ones. And we believe all the plans will be realized,” Prime Minister Putin underlined.

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