According to Mukhtar Tleuberdi, minister of foreign affairs, Russia is a key partner of Kazakhstan from a foreign policy point of view. He made this statement at a meeting with Sergey Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, who came to Nur-Sultan on an official visit.
There are no unsolved issues between Moscow and Nur-Sultan. Kazakhstan is highly treasuring this friendship, Tleuberdi said.
In the course of negotiations, both ministers discussed a wide range of issues including security issues in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and the Middle East. They have also shared their visions on the fight against COVID-19 as well as cooperation in military, energy, transport, political and economic sectors. For example, among topics to be discussed are integration, cooperation in the Caspian Sea and within such regional organizations as the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Economic Union, Collective Security Treaty Organization, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia.
According to Lavrov, Russia wants to expand air travel with Kazakhstan if the epidemiological situation gets better to allow 66,000 young people from Kazakhstan to learn in person.
“We’ve discussed how Kazakhstan’s students can continue their studying in Russia. Of course, they need not only land transportation but also air travel. Therefore, we are interested in restoring air travel,” he said.