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19 March 2007
Head of State Nursultan Nazarbaev met with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation in Moscow.

During the meeting the leaders of the two countries discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral strategic partnership. Particularly, considered issues were in the area of broadening energy collaboration, joint exploitation of uranium deposits, military-technical collaboration, implementation of a number of projects in space, energy resources transportation. The sides noted the closeness of views on major issues of global and regional policies.


A joint press briefing by President Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan and by President Vladimir Putin of Russia was held after finishing the negotiations.


- Promising opportunities for collaboration between Kazakhstan and Russia exist in the area of scientific-technical cooperation, I mean, first of all, more effective exploitation of the Baykonyr complex, extraction of Caspian resources. Our collaboration in the area of atomic energy use is also developing to a completely new level, - the President of Russia said at the press briefing.


-According to the signed Treaty on eternal friendship and alliance, Kazakhstan and Russia are and will remain the closest neighbors having equal rights in terms of economy, policy and military-political issues. Kazakhstan and Russia possess vast energy resources, but remain partners, not competitors. The fact that Kazakhstan exported 43 million tons of crude oil through Russian pipelines last year is an evidence of that, - the President of Kazakhstan pointed out.


Nursultan Nazarbaev invited Vladimir Putin to officially visit Kazakhstan in this year.


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