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Mohamed bin Zayed, President of Kazakhstan discuss mutual relations


(Astana) – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, discussed the friendship and cooperation between the UAE and Kazakhstan and the means of developing them in various areas, as well as several regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Their discussion took place at the Presidential Palace in the Kazakh capital, Astana, where President Nazarbayev welcomed the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed and his delegation, which will help develop their bilateral relations and joint work, in light of the efforts of both countries to improve their overall cooperation.

During the session, which was attended by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, both sides highlighted the existing and possible cooperation between authorities and institutions from both countries while stating that the relationship between the UAE and Kazakhstan is strong and goes beyond politics and economy, but extends to culture and society, which will benefit both countries and their peoples.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to President Nazarbayev, as well as his wishes for greater advancement and development to the Kazakh people while highlighting that continuous calls at the highest levels between both countries, which characterises their deep relations and understanding and their agreements related to all sectors. This also affirms the special relations between the UAE and Kazakhstan and the efforts of their leadership to develop them, he added.

“President, I remember your first visit to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and its details, and the conversations that took place. We value this relationship that connects us, which we consider as one between family and brothers,” His Highness Sheikh Mohamed said.

“Your experience in leading this country is beautiful, as 30 years ago no one would have imagined the advancement that you have currently reached. Because of your vision and wisdom, your country has become a focal point in the region,” he added.

“Our relations need to be strengthened and developed because they bring us together in a special relationship,” he further added.

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed expressed his wishes for greater development, advancement and security for Kazakhstan and its people. “We are your brothers and we are ready to support you, and we see your country as our second country,” he stressed.

He noted that the cooperation between the UAE and Kazakhstan are substantial and continuous and inspires optimism and satisfaction while affirming that both countries have a mutual interest in creating a diverse knowledge-based economy and utilising future energy sources. There is also an interest among Emirati companies to invest in Kazakhstan, which will promote further investments between both countries, due to their many signed agreements that aim to create the appropriate investment environment, encourage and expand economic and trade relations, and achieve their mutual interests, he further noted.