In the course of the meeting President Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked the Russian side for the participation in the anniversary events of the CICA. The head of state also emphasized the importance of the forthcoming Kazakh-Russian Interregional Cooperation Forum in strengthening of partnership and friendship between the two countries.
The issues on economic cooperation in various spheres were discussed at the meeting. Among them are discussions related to Russia's support in the process of negotiations on Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO and prospects for the adoption of a number of bilateral documents to strengthen neighborly good relations between the two countries.
Following the meeting, the President presented the Order of Dostyk (Friendship) of the 1st degree to Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov for merits in strengthening peace and consent.