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LONDON, July 1 (Itar-Tass) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Kazakhstan on Sunday night for an official visit, the first one by a UK premier in office in the entire history of bilateral relations.
The Premier's plane landed in the city of Atyrau in Kazakhstan's west. Mr. Cameron is being accompanied by a 30-member British business delegation.
Later on Monday, Mr.Cameron, who has already visited Afghanistan and Pakistan within the scope of his current tour of Central Asia and South Asian countries, is to hold talks in Astana with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Upon arriving in Astana, Mr. Cameron pointed out that London attaches very much importance to developing relations with the key country in Central Asia. The Premier remarked that Kazakhstan is one of world economic powers which undergoes a rapid development and that the time has come substantially to expand UK-Kazakhstani contacts.
It has already become known that Mr. Cameron, during his visit to Kazakhstan, hopes to sign trade-and-economic agreements to the tune of $1 billion. The UK Premier emphasized that he believes that it is highly important for British business to be present in Kazakhstan. He said British investments and British companies stand chances for successful operation in Kazakhstan and that he wants to help them in the effort.