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Kazakhstan to continue boosting ties with Russia — president

April 11, 10:47 UTC+3 ASTANA

Kazakhstan’s relations with Russia are a perfect example of interstate ties, strategic partnership and alliance, Nursultan Nazarbayev said

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ASTANA, April 11. /TASS/. Kazakhstan will continue boosting ties with Russia both at bilateral level and on the international stage, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a ceremony to receive credentials from foreign ambassadors on Wednesday.

New Russian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Alexei Borodavkin was one of those presenting his credentials to Nazarbayev.

"Kazakhstan’s relations with Russia are a perfect example of interstate ties, strategic partnership and alliance," Nazarbayev said, adding that "thanks to our close cooperation, the Eurasian Economic Union [EAEU] has been successfully operating."

The Kazakh president pointed out that both countries’ people supported the further strengthening of ties.

"I very much value good personal relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and believe that his convincing victory in the recent election is just another proof of the Russian people’s support of his policy aimed at ensuring Russia’s prosperity and strengthening the country’s political role, as well as of his selfless dedication to the country," Nazarbayev went on to say. "Kazakhstan is determined to continue boosting ties with Russia both at bilateral level and on the international stage for the greater good of the two countries’ people," he stressed.

New Russian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Alexei Borodavkin clarified cooperation priorities while talking to reporters after the credentials ceremony. He particularly mentioned security issues, the EAEU integration projects, as well as economic, scientific and cultural matters.

"We have an infinite agenda of cooperation with Kazakhstan, which is aimed at boosting our alliance and economic ties," he said. "This includes joint efforts to protect our borders from common security threats and boost integration within the EAEU, created at Nursultan Nazarbayev’s initiative, as well as economic, trade, investment, scientific and technical cooperation - first and foremost, in the area of space research, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, information technologies and digital economy," Borodavkin said.

The Russian ambassador also emphasized the importance of cultural exchanges and youth cooperation. "We need to fill this infinite agenda with practical content, solve issues on the basis of sovereign equality and mutual interest in boosting our alliance," Borodavkin stressed.

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