Putin stresses energy cooperation in talks with Kazakh president

Putin stresses energy cooperation in talks with Kazakh president

ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow
19 Jun 04

Almaty, 19 June: Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a working
meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The Kazakh president thanked the Russian president for agreeing to
continue bilateral consultations in Almaty following yesterday’s
summits of the Eurasian Economic Community Belarus, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan and the Collective Security Treaty
Organization Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
and Russia in Astana.

Vladimir Putin noted that major Russian-Kazakh joint projects were
being carried out in various sectors of the economy. There are also
other major plans which concern not only the oil and gas sector, the
Russian president noted. He stressed the possibility of developing
cooperation in power engineering, specifically, in electric power
engineering.

Implementing these projects will make it possible for Kazakhstan to
enter foreign markets, Putin stressed.

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