MOSCOW, July 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev to congratulate the latter on his birthday and discuss some aspects of integration cooperation in the Eurasian space, the Kremlin press service said on Sunday.
Earlier, the Russian leader sent a congratulatory telegram to the Kazakh president.
In his congratulatory message, Putin noted that the Kazakh leader enjoyed sincere respect of his fellow countrymen and high international authority as a wise and experienced politician, a real leader of his country. The Russian president stressed that the entire epoch in Kazakhstan’s history marked by impressive achievements in the social, economic and foreign policy spheres was linked with Nazarbayev’s name.
Putin also noted Nazarbayev’s great personal contribution to strengthening strategic partnership and allied relations between Russia and Kazakhstan.
According to the Russian president, the implementation of Nazarbayev’s sagacious idea - creation of the Eurasian Union - has a virtually landmark importance. The Russian head of state expressed confidence that the decision to create the Eurasian Economic Union from January 1, 2015 would help enhance national welfare in its member countries.
In conclusion, Putin added that he highly estimated friendly relations of trust he had with his Kazakh counterpart and expressed the hope active joint work would be continued in the interests of the two brotherly nations.