Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia
Kazakhstan and Russia celebrate 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relations. Moscow hosted an international scientific and practical conference. Diplomats, leading scientists, experts and journalists took part in the conference. The experts highlighted that the policy of further strengthening of cooperation uses the widest support among the peoples of our countries.
GALYMZAN KOISHYBAYEV, VICE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- The impetus to the relations between our countries is the most significant one. If we talk about the economy, the countries are one of the leading trading partners to each other. We are very pleased to note that only for 8 months of this year we already celebrate a 37% increase in mutual trade.
GRIGORY KARASIN, RUSSIAN DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
- We are very close to each other. Kazakhstan and Russia are leaders in terms of integration processes in the Eurasian region. We know that Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev personally initiated discussion of this issue more than 20 years ago at Moscow State University. These thoughts and bold proposals are underway.
The two countries were concluded about three hundred bilateral agreements for a quarter of a century, including three basic documents that have consolidated a strategic partnership: the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, the Declaration on Eternal Friendship and Alliance, oriented to the 21st century, as well as the Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Alliance in the 21st century. In addition, Kazakhstan and Russia successfully cooperate as part of international organizations such as CIS, CSTO, the UN, OSCE and SCO. Experts say that the intensive scientific dialogue is needed to promote international efforts to face new challenges.
ANATOLY TORKUNOV, RECTOR, MOSCOW STATE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:
- The base that has been created in these 25 years is so solid and serious. Then we have good prospects for the future. the Russian and Kazakh sides have no problem in solving cooperatively.
SULTAN AKIMBEKOV, CHIEF EDITOR, “CENTER OF ASIA” MAGAZINE
- Kazakhstan and Russia are always stable in their economic, political and geopolitical priorities in all post-Soviet space. Therefore, Kazakhstan and Russia in this respect serve as the support for development of the entire space. In fact, in terms of the level of economic reforms and the level of adaptation to the modern world, I think that Kazakhstan and Russia are certainly the leaders of this space.
The conference participants highlighted that the relations between Kazakhstan and Russia represent the most successful and effective model of bilateral and integration cooperation. This is the guarantee of stability throughout the Eurasian region.