No Political Differences Between Armenia And Kazakhstan


01.06.2006 18:05 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Armenian and Kazakh FMs Vartan Oskanian and
Kasimzhomarat Tokayev met in Astana. They discussed regional and
international problems. The parties were content with the level of
political relations between Armenia and Kazakhstan. Mutual interest in
development and strengthening of economic relations was noted. This
is promoted by the Armenian-Kazakh Inter-Governmental Commission,
as well as the legal framework and absence of political differences
between the two countries. Oskanian noted the need for development
of bilateral trade relations and holding cultural events.

During the meeting matters referring to the CIS, CSTO and EurAsEC
were discussed. Special attention was paid to energy and transport
issues. Tokayev presented the position of Kazakhstan’s participation
in some programs, specifically in the Caspian basin.

Taking into account that Kazakhstan will assume OSCE Presidency in
2009, Oskanian acquainted the Kazakh FM with latest developments in
the Nagorno Karabakh settlement. The Armenian FM invited his Kazakh
counterpart to visit Armenia at any convenient time.

Oskanian also met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The
Armenian FM also made a statement at a meeting with students of the
Diplomatic Institute.

June 2 Oskanian will met with members of the Armenian community and
will return to Armenia, reports the Armenian MFA Press Service.

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