14 October 2005
President of Kazakhstan received letters of credence presented by the Head of the European Commission Office in Kazakhstan Adriaan Hendrik van der Meer.


At the briefing the diplomat noted the tendency of broadening cooperation between Kazakhstan and European Union.

After broadening EU has become the first trade partner for Kazakhstan. In 1999 a unique Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation, regulating cooperation in transport, energy, environment protection, also in such global issues as struggle against terrorism and narcotic trafficking was signed. The opening of the European Commission Office in Astana in February 2006 will be a pledge of our friendly relations, Adriaan Hendrik van der Meer said.

He also reaffirmed the EU support for Kazakhstan in entering the WTO. The European Union is ready to support Kazakhstan to enter the WTO and promote successful integration into the global economy with the help of TASIS special program, the head of the EU Office emphasized.

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