Nazarbayev, Sarkozy to adopt joint declaration in Paris
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 / corr. Trend E.Ostapenko/
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will have a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his working visit to Paris today.
The two presidents are expected to sign a joint declaration after the meeting, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported referring to the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
"The Presidents of Kazakhstan and France are expected to adopt a joint declaration which will reflect the main results of the negotiations and the intentions of the sides to further develop overall cooperation," Novosti-Kazakhstan quoted official representative of the MFA Askar Abdrakhmanov as saying.
According to Abdrakhmanov, Nazarbayev and Sarkozy will discuss the performance of the Presidential Commission Nazarbayev-Sarkozy, as well as global and regional issues.
Political relations between France and Kazakhstan were established after independence and have intensified in the past decade. President Nazarbayev has paid several visits to France since 1992.
France has increased its presence in Kazakhstan since 2008. The consulate in Almaty was turned into a Consulate General In 2010. The French economic mission is represented in Astana and Almaty.
There is strategic partnership treaty, several intergovernmental agreements and trade agreements between the two states.