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Putin sends greeting to Kazakhstan’s president on national holiday - Independence Day

Putin spoke positively about the successful development of the Russia-Kazakhstan relations

MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin sent a greeting telegram to Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev on that country’s national holiday - the Independence Day, the Kremlin’s press service said on Saturday.

"The Russian president has noted Kazakhstan’s achievements in the economic, social and scientific-technical spheres, the country’s high authority on the international arena and its big input in settlement of international problems - including as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and in the framework of the Astana process," the Kremlin said.

Putin spoke positively about the successful development of the Russia-Kazakhstan relations, based on kind traditions of friendship, neighborhood and mutual respect - both on the bilateral basis and in the context of the developing Eurasian integrational processes.

The Russian leader expressed confidence in further strengthening of strategic partnership and union between Russia and Kazakhstan for the fraternal peoples’ benefit, in the interests of international security and stability.

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sent a greeting to Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev on the republic’s Independence Day.

"Russia and Kazakhstan have relations of friendship, good neighborhood and unity. The bilateral cooperation in trade-economic, investment, scientific-technical, cultural and humanitarian spheres is developing dynamically," the telegram reads. "We implement large-scale joint projects, expand business and regional ties."

The Russian prime minister expressed confidence the country’s partnership will continue to favor "improvement of the practical cooperation and integrational cooperation in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union."

On December 16, Kazakhstan marks the 26th anniversary of the country’s independence.