Kazakh President discusses bilateral cooperation with Istanbul Process Conference participants
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 26 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed bilateral cooperation issues with the participants of the Ministerial Conference of Istanbul Process on Afghanistan held in Almaty on Friday, the Press Service of the President of Kazakhstan reported.
In particular, Nazarbayev met with US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and discussed the key aspects of enhancing and deepening the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and the Unite States.
"The parties paid attention to the prospects of economic and investment cooperation between the two countries," the Press Service reported.
Kazakh President also held a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
"During the negotiations the parties touched on the main spheres of the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and Turkey and noted the role of Turkey as one of the most important economic partners of Kazakhstan," the report says.
Moreover, Nazarbayev and Davutoglu discussed topical issues of the international agenda.
During the conference Nursultan Nazarbayev also met with the Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Zalmai Rassoul. The parties discussed the role of Istanbul Process in the sustainable economic development of Afghanistan and the key spheres of Kazakhstan's participation in the socio-economic reconstruction of Afghanistan. Kazakhstan attaches great importance to the cooperation with Afghanistan in bilateral and multilateral formats, Kazakh President said.
Moreover, Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid. The parties exchanged views on topical issues of the international agenda, discussed the bilateral cooperation. Kazakhstan is interested in enhancing cooperation with India in various areas, including investments and innovations, as well as oil and gas industry.