Several official visits from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan scheduled for 2013 (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 25 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Several official visits from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan are scheduled for 2013.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov plan to pay official visit to Azerbaijan in 2013, Kazakh Ambassador to Azerbaijan Serik Primbetov said at a press conference at Trend news agency today.
Moreover, in accordance with the decision of the Bishkek summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states, the next third CCTS Summit must be held in Azerbaijan in 2013, the diplomat said.
Primbetov added that a delegation headed by Chairman of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament Kairat Mami plans to visit Azerbaijan in May 2013 within celebration of the decade of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.
According to the agreements, the next round of political ministerial consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers, as well as a regular meeting on the inventory of the legal framework between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan must be held in Astana in 2013. The date of events is being specified.
Ambassador added that the outgoing year 2012, as previous years, were fruitful in terms of developing and strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.
"2012 was marked by the 20th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations between our countries," he added. "Today one can say with confidence that the bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are developing rapidly and characterized as strategic and partnership."
A high level of both presidents' personal relations, the dynamics and results of summit meetings, common positions on many international and regional issues, close trade-economic, social-humanitarian relations show positive and progressive development and strengthening the bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, Primbetov said.
Ambassador emphasized the intensified cooperation in the cultural-humanitarian sphere between the two countries.
Mutual Culture Days have been held for the first time for many years.
The Days of Azerbaijani Culture in Kazakhstan were held in Astana and Almaty on June 6-10, 2012, he said.
Culture Days were based on the program on long-term cooperation in the fields of culture, science and tourism between the two countries.