Nazarbayev calls on for resolution of situation with EU sanctions against Russia
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 31
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan and the EU agreed to continue working together in an attempt to diffuse the 'standoff based on sanctions' between the EU and Russia to the benefit of all the parties involved, especially given their effect on Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev said at a briefing held jointly with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, after talks in Brussels.
The president was quoted in a statement issued by his press office.
"We talked about regional policy, the situation in Ukraine, sanctions imposed on Russia, which influences us very strongly, and have agreed to work together in these areas for the benefit of Europe and Russia, and, of course, Kazakhstan," Nazarbayev said after the meeting with Juncker.
Nazarbayev noted that Kazakhstan is building friendly, close relations with its neighbors - China and Russia - which are its main partners for economic cooperation.
Nazarbayev invited the EU countries to participate in the exhibition EXPO-2017 and support the creation of International Financial Centre Astana.
He noted that in the course of the talks issues of travel of citizens of Kazakhstan and the EU were also touched upon, including the possibility of the introduction of 'mirrored' conditions by the EU on the visa matter.
The sides also discussed aspects of the resolution of the situation restricting flights of Kazakhstan airlines to the EU.