President of Brazil to visit Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Materials 15 June 2009 18:50 (UTC +04:00)

The President of Brazil will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan. The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Yerzhan Ashikbayev, informed at today's briefing, "Kazakhstan Today" agency reports.

"The official visit of the President of the Federal Republic of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to Kazakhstan will take place on June 17th. The Brazilian leader will hold meetings with the leadership of our country," Y. Ashikbayev.

During his visit, the officials will discuss the questions of mutual relations and will define prospects of development of cooperation in various areas and the course of realization of joint commissions, following the results of the visit of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to Brazil in 2007.

Y. Ashikbayev informed the parties intend to discuss the questions concerning strengthening of cooperation in agriculture, mining industry, and energy.

"The officials will also discuss cooperation of two countries in participation in global and regional control systems: non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, strengthening of interreligious and interethnic tolerance, and the integration processes in the regions," he specified.

The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan also informed that it is the first visit of the head of the largest state of the Latin American region to Central Asia, which demonstrates an interest and readiness of Brazil in development of all-round relations with Kazakhstan.