ASTANA, September 12 (Itar-Tass) - The development of the Treaty of Good-Neighbourliness and Alliance of Russia and Kazakhstan in the 21st century is entering the stage of interdepartmental elaboration, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrisov said on Thursday at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
“We have discussed in detail the most important document to be signed within the framework of the Tenth Interregional Cooperation Forum between the two countries - the Treaty of Good-Neighbourliness and Alliance of Russia and Kazakhstan in the XXI century. The document is 95 percent or more ready,” Idrisov said at expanded-format talks. “We asked our colleagues to coordinate the document’s text within a week and then to submit it for interdepartmental elaboration.”
The Kazakh foreign minister also stressed the importance of inter-regional cooperation between the two countries, saying that preparations for the jubilee Tenth Interregional Cooperation Forum would be boosted.
In addition, during the meeting Idrisov noted the “good rhythmical work” for the implementation of the Joint Action Plan of Kazakhstan and Russia for 2013-2015. “The implementation of this plan, in our opinion, is going quite satisfactorily,” the foreign minister said.