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Presidents of Kazakhstan, Türkiye adopt joint statement

AKIPRESS.COM - At the invitation of President of the Republic of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid a state visit to Türkiye on May 10-11, 2022.

The Presidents adopted a Joint Statement aimed to elevate the relations between the two countries to the level of an enhanced strategic partnership, Akorda reported.

The Parties emphasized that this visit was an important milestone in advancing cooperation between the two countries underpinned by shared interests in politics, military, defense, security, economy, trade, investment, industry, mining, tourism, energy, environment, transport and transit, aviation, family and social services, labor and employment, agriculture and forestry, disasters and emergencies, culture, education, science and technology, innovation, media and communications, healthcare, youth and sports, and archives.

In this regard, highly commending the results of the 12th meeting of the Kazakh-Turkish Intergovernmental Economic Commission (IEC) held on March 3-4, 2022, in Nur-Sultan and the 7th meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Group held on February 24, 2022, in Nur-Sultan, the Parties expressed appreciation for adopting the Action Plan consisting of 68 articles at the IEC meeting.

The Parties noted that these mechanisms as an essential part of regional and international efforts, provide a solid foundation for the development of new avenues and projects for cooperation between the two countries, as well as bring a high-level momentum and focus on relations and cooperation in all spheres and emphasized the importance of their regular arrangement.

During the meetings held in the spirit of friendship and mutual understanding, the Parties held comprehensive discussions regarding the current state of Kazakh-Turkish relations and opportunities for their further development and enhancement in all dimensions and exchanged views on salient regional and international issues.

The Parties expressed hope that the Asia Anew Initiative announced by Türkiye in 2019 will inject a new driving force for the strategic partnership between the two countries.

The Turkish Party once again underlined its firm support to the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, political stability and well-being of fraternal Kazakhstan and highlighted mutual assistance.

In this regard, the Kazakhstani Party expressed appreciation for the support provided by Türkiye and the Organization of Turkic States chaired by Türkiye.

The Turkish Party confirmed its unyielding support for the comprehensive reforms implemented in the country under the leadership of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

On the auspicious occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Türkiye celebrated on March 2 2022, the Parties reaffirmed their commitment to effective development of relations and cooperation between the two fraternal countries based on common history, languages and culture, as well as to enhance the cooperation in contributing to peace and security in the region. They emphasized the importance of continuing political dialogue between Kazakhstan and Türkiye through mutual visits and meetings at various levels.

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