Nazarbayev, Erdogan discuss Astana-Ankara strategic partnership 

ANKARA-ASTANA

April 16, Astana, Kazakhstan:President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed strengthening of bilateral strategic bond, and development of cooperation on a wide range of issues, in Astana on Thursday. Erdogan has left for a three-day state visit to Astana. A press statement by Nazarbaev’s office says the two counterparts talked on trade, investment, economic and industrial transportation, and cultural ties. They also talked about regional issues of mutual interests.

“Erdogan visit to Kazakhstan will bring a new era of cooperation between the two neighboring nations,” Nazarbaev said.

“Erdogan leadership made Turkey World 16th largest economy,” Nazarbaev said. The Turkish President thanked Nazarbaev and wished him a landmark victory in Kazakhstan’s April 26 presidential poll, where his win is predicted.

Turkey and Kazakhstan, where Turkic-speaking Kazakh make up about three-quarters of the population, share a common linguistic, religious, and cultural background.

Turkey recognized Kazakhstan on 16 December 1991, being the first state to recognize the independence of Kazakhstan, when Kazakhstan declared its independence.

Erdogan, Kazakh counterpart discuss Ankara-Astana ties

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev and visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday discussed bilateral ties in Astana. Erdogan has left for a three-day state visit to Astana.

A press statement by Nazarbaev’s office says the two counterparts talked on trade, investment, economic and industrial transportation, and cultural ties. They also talked about regional issues of mutual interests.

“Erdogan visit to Kazakhstan will bring a new era of cooperation between the two neighboring nations,” Nazarbaev said.

“Erdogan leadership made Turkey World 16th largest economy,” Nazarbaev said. The Turkish President thanked Nazarbaev and wished him a landmark victory in Kazakhstan’s April 26 presidential poll, where his win is predicted.

Turkey and Kazakhstan, where Turkic-speaking Kazakh make up about three-quarters of the population, share a common linguistic, religious, and cultural background.

Turkey is the first to recognize Kazakhstan on 16 December 1991, when Kazakhstan declared its independence.

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