Kazakhstan, Russia mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov paid his first foreign visit to Russia. Primarily, minister Abdrakhmanov laid flowers at the monument to Abai in Chistyye Prudy near the Kazakh Embassy, and then took part in the traditional ceremony of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Moscow Kremlin wall. Later, minister Abdrakhmanov held a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The diplomats discussed a wide range of issues, including the current state and prospects of the Kazakh-Russian relations as well as cooperation in multilateral formats, particularly, within the Eurasian Economic Union and the UN Security Council. This year, the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries marks the 25th anniversary. The meeting was also resulted in signing of the action plan on cooperation between the foreign ministries of Kazakhstan and Russia in the next two years.
KAIRAT ABDRAKHMANOV, KAZAKH FOREIGN MINISTER:
In the years of independence, Kazakhstan and Russia not only preserved historical community and century communications but also learned to newly build the relationship on the principles of equality and mutually beneficial cooperation. Regular meetings and talks between the heads of our two states play the leading role in strengthening the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and Russia. Every issue finds its resolution.