Following the talks,
head of the state Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Turkish
Republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a joint press conference. This
is reported by the press service of Akorda.
Nursultan Nazarbayev noted
the fruitfulness of the meeting, during which issues of bilateral
cooperation were discussed as well as regional and international
"Turkey is one of
the closest and reliable political and economic partners of
Kazakhstan. Our relations
our based on a common historical past and spiritual heritage, and is
developing. Gradually expanding, our relations have reached the level
of strategic partnership. Kazakhstan has always supported and is ready
brotherly Turkish people. I am sure that this visit will further
strengthen the cooperation between our countries ",
- said the President of Kazakhstan.
The President also stated
that the negotiations have reached a number of agreements on
cooperation in trade, economic and investment spheres.
Kazakhstan successfully operate more than 1 600 enterprises with
Turkish capital. Turkish business took an active part in the
construction of the new capital of Kazakhstan. To date,
representatives of Turkish companies performed construction works for
the sum of $20
460 objects are introduced into service. Last year the trade turnover
between our countries totaled $2
Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
In addition, the President
of Kazakhstan noted the importance of joint economic program "New
Synergy", adopted in the framework of the state visit of Erdogan
to Astana last year.
"Our objective is to increase the volume of mutual trade turnover to $10 billion. The program provides for the implementation of 20 investment projects worth a total of about $813 million.Given that Turkey is a key transit country with a developed infrastructure, I invited the brotherly Turkish people to take part in the program "Nurly Zhol". In this regard, an important role is played by the creation of the Kazakh-Turkish industrial zones. These steps will give impetus to further expansion of economic opportunities between the two countries ", - said the Head of State.
Nursultan Nazarbayev also
emphasized the importance of common efforts in ensuring international
stability and thanked Turkey for its support for the candidacy of our
country as a non-permanent
UN Security Council member in2017-2018
"Against the background of global challenges and threats of Kazakhstan and Turkey is ready to join efforts to ensure world security and stability. In this context, we have agreed to give a definite response to terrorism - the main disease of the XXI century. Cooperation between our countries in military and military-technical sphere is consistently developing", - said the Head of State.
The President of Kazakhstan
emphasized the good momentum of bilateral cooperation in the
and humanitarian sphere."Next
Astana under the motto,
"Energy of the Future" the international exhibition
"EXPO-2017" will be held,
which is dedicated
to innovation in the field of alternative energy. Today, I have
invited the country's leadership, representatives of the business
community and the entire Turkish people to attend the event",
- said Nursultan Nazarbayev.
In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan noted that Kazakhstan-Turkeyrelations have a great potential for further strengthening.In addition,the question was raised about the activities of the Kazakh-Turkish high schools in our country, which found understanding.
In turn, Erdogan once again thanked the President of Kazakhstan for its efforts to normalize relations between Turkey and Russia, also for a historic visit, stating that such support is timely in a difficult period for the Turkish people. He also noted that Nursultan Nazarbayev was the first foreign head of state to visit Turkey after the attempt of a military coup in the country.