Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 20 / Trend /
Kazakhstan sees Azerbaijan as a key economic and strategic partner in the Caucasus region, Kazakh President
Nursultan Nazarbayev said after the bilateral talks with Azerbaijani Leader Ilham Aliyev in Almaty on Thursday, Kazinform reported.
Following the talks, Presidents Nazarbayev and Aliyev signed a joint declaration. Also, an agreement was signed between the governments of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan on mutual provision of land for the construction of diplomatic facilities in both countries and an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the maritime industry.
The presidents underscored that Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are brotherly and friendly states.
Nazarbayev emphasized that Azerbaijan met the 20th anniversary of its independence with great achievements in economy and politics.
"I believe our countries have passed the independence period with dignity," Nazarbayev stated. "These years can be considered as realization of our ancestors' dream of independence."
In turn, President Aliyev congratulated Kazakhstan on the upcoming 20th anniversary of independence and highlighted Kazakhstan's impressive results in all spheres.
"Kazakhstan's success can be seen in the appearance of your cities and its new capital - Astana," Aliyev said. "This is a bright evidence of how the city can be built in a short period of time."
"Although the Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan trade turnover reached 60 percent, we are not satisfied with the trade volume. It should be realized in more complete form and projects in transport, agriculture and mutual trade should contribute to this," the two presidents underscored.