Kazakh FM discusses the preparations for the meeting of presidents in Ankara

On Wednesday, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the preparations for the meeting of presidents in Ankara with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“This will be an important step and a chance to continue our cooperation,” said Nazarbayev.

The Kazakh president last visited Turkey in October 2017, when he attended the opening of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant.

The Kazakh FM expressed his gratitude to Turkey for providing Kazakhstan with the opportunity to witness what he believes is a historic moment.

This meeting is a great start of a new era in bilateral relations between the two countries and will be an important step towards realizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s vision for Eurasian integration.

Kazakhstan is making preparations to host the meeting of presidents in Ankara which will be attended by 3 presidents. The Kazakh FM addressed the importance of the meeting and discussed a number of issues with his Turkish counterpart.

The Kazakh FM discussed the importance of this meeting and discussed a number of issues with his Turkish counterpart on Kyrgyz-Tajik border delimitation, political issues concerning Turkey, terrorism and peace, and bilateral relations.

Kazakhstan’s position on “Kyrgyz-Tajik border delimitation” was also commented upon. Kazakhstan has always insisted that there can be no compromise on its position that all changes in borders must come through negotiations between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan without foreign involvement.

The meeting of presidents in Ankara, Turkey is set to take place on May 23rd. In order to prepare for the meeting, Kazakh FM said that the two countries are working on a joint communiqué which will be signed after the meetings.

The mostly informal meetings of Kazakhstan and Turkey’s presidents have been held annually since 2006 in Astana and Baku respectively. The next meeting will be held in Ankara on May 23rd which was invited by President Erdogan.

Turkey has many economic and political interests with Kazakhstan, including energy, agriculture and metalworking industries.

Kazakhstan is also interested in Turkish investments into various sectors including mining and agriculture as well as protection of intellectual property rights.

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, was in the Turkmenistan capital, Ashgabat. He met with his counterpart and said that preparations for the meeting between presidents in Ankara were underway.

The President of Turkey is expected to visit Kazakhstan during September and October as part of his tour of Central Asia.

Kazakh foreign minister expressed hope that a new level of cooperation will be reached between the two countries.

Kazakhstan is ready to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discuss the summit of the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said.

Kazakh FM Kairat Abdrakhmanov met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on August 29th in Astana. “Of course we are ready for such a meeting,” he told Reuters. Kazakhstan’s president Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for a summit on September 17th in Ankara.

Kazakhstan and Turkey have been discussing the preparations for the meeting of Turkish president and Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Expected key outcome of this meeting are to discuss the cooperation between Kazakh and Turkish companies as well as bilateral trade, international relations and people-to-people contact.

The two countries have economic interests in their metropolises (Astana and Istanbul) which would be beneficial for both states.

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov has disclosed that preparations for the upcoming meeting of presidents of Azerbaijan and Turkey have been underway well in advance.

“We have been doing our best to prepare for the summit, also with respect to security issues,” Idrissov said. “We are happy with the fact that it will take place in Ankara and wish success to both sides.”

Kazakhstan is a member of NATO and a key partner in fighting terrorism in the region. Ankara is also hosting talks between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria.

Kazakh FM, Erlan Idrissov, discussed the preparations for the meeting of presidents in Ankara. His tasks include preparing for the opening ceremony of Turkey-Kazakhstan Business Forum and make sure that it will be a success.

Erlan Idrissov emphasized that the preparation for the meeting of presidents in Ankara is going according to schedule. He noted that President of Turkey and President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to Kazakhstan on May 9 is an important moment when two countries are meeting to discuss bilateral issues and further boost their cooperation.