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Putin will discuss bilateral ties and international issues with Nazarbayev

October 15, 2015, 4:02 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The upcoming talks will become the 13th meeting between the Russian and Kazakhstani president in 2015

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MOSCOW, October 15. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his Kazakhstani counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev on Thursday. Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said that the meeting between the two presidents in the narrow format will preced the negotiations of delegations, after which several documents will be signed.

Talking about the agenda of the meeting, Ushakov did not rule out that they will discuss the situation in Ukraine in the framework of Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko’s recent visit to Kazakhstan. "On October 8-9, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko visited Kazakhstan. I proceed from the fact the Russian and Kazakhstani leaders will have an opportunity to discuss the Ukrainian issue," Ushakov said.

The president will also focus on current regional and international issues. In particular, Putin and Nazarbayev will exchange opinions on cooperation between Moscow and Astana in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union and discuss the situation in Syria.

Three documents will be signed after the talks. The upcoming talks will become the 13th meeting between the Russian and Kazakhstani president in 2015.

According to the Kremlin press service, value indicators in the Russian-Kazakhstani trade sank by 24% in January-June, mostly due to the devaluation of the ruble. At the same time, physical volumes of trade turnover decreased only by 2.3%, and Kazakhstan’s import to Russia has grown by 9.8%

Putin’s visit to Kazakhstan will continue on October 16. The Russian leader will take part in the summits of leaders of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries and Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

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