President Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked the President of Vietnam for the visit to Kazakhstan and emphasized the importance of this event for bilateral relations.
“Through the high-level visits, the partnership between our countries received an additional impetus and moved to a new high level. Kazakhstan and Vietnam have potential for growth in terms of trade turnover. All the signed documents are of strategic importance for our countries. The joint cooperation in the oil and gas sphere on the development of the titanium deposit in Vietnam, as well as in the agricultural, cultural-humanitarian and other areas is alos very important. I want to express my satisfaction with the activities of Vietnam within the framework of the CICA,” the President of Kazakhstan said.
The head of state said that the talks on various issues of interstate partnership and the international agenda were held in the atmosphere of trust and mutual understanding.
"I believe that the visit was very productive and touched on all the important aspects of bilateral relations between our countries," President Nursultan Nazarbayev stated.
In turn, President Truong Tan Sang expressed gratitude to the head of state and the people of Kazakhstan for the warm hospitality provided to the Vietnamese delegation during the visit.
"As you know, Vietnam and Kazakhstan has traditionally friendly relations. The Vietnamese people always remember the valuable assistance, which Kazakhstan has provided Vietnam in the construction and protection of the country. I had successful talks with the President of Kazakhstan, which were held in a spirit of mutual understanding. We shared their views on the socio-economic development of our countries and assessed the state of bilateral relations. In the development of cooperation between our countries we will promote the implementation of the tasks defined in the Strategy of Social-Economic Development of Vietnam till 2020 and the Strategy of the Development of Kazakhstan till 2030. The political cooperation between the States has been steadily strengthened and serves as a solid foundation for the improvement of mutual understanding and further deepening of our partnership. Trade and economic cooperation has a positive development, but it does not meet our requirements. Another important part of the development of trade-economic relations is an early conclusion of the agreement on free trade area between the Customs Union and Vietnam, as well as the expansion of cooperation in the oil and gas industry. We have also outlined measures to expand cooperation in education and science, technology and communications, as well as in other spheres," President Truong Tan Sang.
The President of Vietnam confirmed intention to continue the further development of partnership with Kazakhstan. President Truong Tan Sang stressed that the signed documents will intensify the mutually beneficial cooperation and will contribute to the improvement of legal frameworks of the two countries.
Following the talks, the two presidents signed the joint statements, as well as the bilateral intergovernmental documents on cooperation in the field of quarantine and protection of plants, on the opening of air communication. Among the signed agreements are the Memorandum on Establishment of Twin City Relationships between the cities of Astana and Hanoi, the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the State Bank of Vietnam.
In the framework of the visit it is planned to hold the Days of Culture of Vietnam in Kazakhstan. This event is a significant event in the field of cultural-humanitarian cooperation, timed to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Vietnam.