Azerbaijan, Baku, 12 Sept./ Trend/
Nursultan Nazarbayev has received credentials from newly-appointed ambassadors of several foreign countries to Kazakhstan, Kazinform reported referring to the President's press service.
Ambassadors Alberto Pieri (Italy), Jaan Hein (Estonia), Lubomir Rehak (Slovakia) and Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi (Malaysia) presented credentials to the President.
Nazarbayev noted that the newly appointed ambassadors are starting their missions in Kazakhstan in a very special moment for the country which is the 20th anniversary of state Independence.
"Our country is an active participant of a wide international cooperation in the sphere of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, we support foreign ties with more than 180 countries of the world," Nazarbayev said.
The President noted that Kazakhstan considers Malaysia as an important partner in Southeast Asia in the Muslim world in the whole.
"We highly appraise the Malaysian contribution to development of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.," the President said.
Among the EU countries Italy is also one of the leading economic partners and the largest investors in Kazakhstan's economy, he mentioned.
The President emphasized that Kazakhstan considers Slovakia as an important partner in Eastern Europe. Cooperation in the spheres of transport, engineering, energy, agriculture, information technologies, education and tourism has great potential.
Estonia is an important political and economic partner of Kazakhstan in the Baltic region, he said.