Tokayev and Japarov Hold Talks in Kazakhstan: Strengthening Bilateral Ties

Kazakhstan's President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov, engaged in discussions in a private setting following a ceremonial reception at Akorda, where Japarov arrived for an official visit.

The leaders introduced their respective official delegations amidst a solemn atmosphere, marked by greetings from the head of the honor guard company and the playing of national anthems.

Tokayev underscored the significance of Japarov’s visit, highlighting the signing of a historic document, the Treaty on the Deepening and Expansion of Allied Relations, aimed at invigorating Kazakh-Kyrgyz relations.

Expressing gratitude for Kyrgyzstan’s humanitarian assistance during recent floods in Kazakhstan, Tokayev praised the dynamic growth of bilateral contacts, particularly in trade and economics. He expressed aspirations to elevate the mutual trade turnover to $2 billion, citing a 26% increase to $1.5 billion last year.

The leaders deliberated on bolstering cultural and humanitarian exchanges, citing the tradition of hosting mutual Culture Days and intensifying educational and youth exchanges. Tokayev emphasized the inauguration of a monument to the renowned Manas in Astana as a testament to the strong Kazakh-Kyrgyz ties.

Tokayev commended Japarov’s efforts in nurturing traditional friendship and good neighborliness, while Japarov expressed gratitude for Kazakhstan’s support and declared Kazakhstan a priority in Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy.

Both leaders discussed enhancing cooperation in political, transport, transit, and energy sectors, alongside regional and international issues, affirming their commitment to strengthening mutual cooperation and strategic partnership.


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