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3 December 2010
President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Federal Chancellor of Austria Heinz Fischer Hold Press Conference at Akorda

The heads of state summed up their bilateral talks.

Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked his counterpart for the acceptance of the invitation to pay a visit to Kazakhstan and for participation in the OSCE Astana Summit.

As President Nursultan Nazarbayev noted, Kazakhstan considers Austria as an important partner in the European Union. We have established good relations, political cooperation strengthens, economic relations and trade develop as well.

In the course of the negotiations an emphasis was laid on the issues of deepening of business partnership.

Nursultan Nazarbayev highly assessed Austria’s contribution to the development of the Vienna international center that plays a key part in strengthening of the non-proliferation regime and tackling with transnational challenges and threats.

Federal Chancellor of Austria Heinz Fischer emphasized Kazakhstan’s large economic potential and the country’s important role in ensuring global energy security. The Federal Chancellor also highly assessed the organization of the OSCE summit in Astana. Heinz Fischer congratulated Nursultan Nazarbayev on successful completion of the summit and adoption of the Astana declaration.

Following the talks, a joint statement reflecting similar stance of Kazakhstan and Austria on topical issues of the modern world, mutual aspiration to strengthening of bilateral relations and cooperation on the international arena was issued.

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