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MOSCOW, December 16, 13:19 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev on the national holiday - Day of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on Monday.
In a congratulatory telegram the Russian president valued highly “the successes in socio-economic and scientific-technical development of Kazakhstan and the growth of country’s international authority.”
Putin noted “successful development of Russian-Kazakh relations in the spirit of strategic partnership.” He “also said with confidence that on the basis of the recently signed treaty on good neighbourly and allied relations in the 21st century Russia and Kazakhstan will continue to build up actively the whole scope of mutually beneficial bilateral relations in the interests of the nations of the two countries and in order to accelerate the integration processes within the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan - Itar-Tass eds), the Common Economic Space, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other multilateral structures on the Eurasian continent.