Kazakhstan, Russia mull cooperation as part of integration
Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec.15
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed the priority areas of bilateral cooperation in trade and economic, energy, transit and transport spheres, Kazakh presidency said.
During the meeting held in Acorda (residence of the Kazakh president), they also focused on cooperation within integration structures and touched upon the relevant aspects of regional and international agenda.
Kazakh president said that the bilateral relations between the two countries are developing on the basis of the mutual trust. He reminded that the two countries will be cooperating within the Eurasian Economic Union starting from Jan.1, 2015.
"Currently, we see some decrease in trade in terms of money, while the physical volume of trade turnover is increasing and the joint enterprises are developing," Nazarbayev said.
"Once the price situation improves, the indices will significantly change for the better," the president said. "Common customs borders, free movement of people and goods are great benefit for the people of our countries."
Nazarbayev also expressed confidence that the current visit of Dmitry Medvedev will contribute to the further development of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia.
Russian prime minister, for his part said the cooperation between the two countries is developing.
"We are really very close partners," Medvedev said, adding that the two countries have serious integration projects ahead.
He reminded that the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union is to enter force on January 1, 2015.
Medvedev also congratulated Nazarbayev and the whole Kazakh people with the upcoming Independence Day of Kazakhstan.
Edited by CN