Nazarbayev met with UAE President


Nazarbayev met with UAE PresidentToday within a working visit to the United Arab Emirates Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with President of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan; the President’s press service reported.

The sides discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade-economic and investment spheres.

The President congratulated Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on the 40th anniversary of the state formation and wished friendly people of the United Arab Emirates welfare and prosperity.

The Kazakh Head of State emphasized that the UAE is an important partner of Kazakhstan in the Arab and Muslim world.

The sides noted the similarity of positions on topical issues in the Middle East and North Africa, modern world order.

N.Nazarbayev outlined that Kazakhstan stands for early normalization of the situation around Iran as well as Syria.

N.Nazarbayev and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan highly appreciated the current potential in development of trade-economic and investment cooperation. The Head of State noted that this year Kazakhstan and the UAE will mark the 20th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.

The parties noted successful holding of the fifth session of the Kazakh-Emirati intergovernmental commission in Abu Dhabi in November, 2011, and welcomed to carry out the sixth session in Kazakhstan.

The sides highly appraised successful execution of the agreements on implementation of ambitious investment projects.

The sides expressed satisfaction with successful activity of Al Hilal Bank, the only Islamic bank in the post-Soviet space.

The sides noted a start of functioning of the Kazakh-Emirati Fund “Al-Falah”.

The UAE President expressed satisfaction with the rates of bilateral cooperation and emphasized that the UAE is ready for development of fruitful cooperation with Kazakhstan in the oil and gas and petrochemical spheres. The Emirati side is interested in the agricultural sector of our country.

Representatives of small and medium business should play a special role in activation of trade-economic and investment cooperation between the two countries. The sides noted necessity of their support as well as creation of favorable conditions for development of partnership relations.

At the meeting the Kazakh President informed of Astana’s bid to host EXPO 2017. The UAE support of Astana’s candidacy will be a great contribution in further strengthening of bilateral cooperation, N.Nazarbayev noted.

The Kazakh Head of State outlined that Kazakhstan is interested in the UAE experience in development, support and use of ecologically clean and renewable energy sources.

The same day N.Nazarbayev met with General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. They discussed the issues of further activation of bilateral cooperation in various spheres.

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UAE, Kazakhstan explore scope for joint projects to boost ties


President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, at Al Mushrif Palace yesterday.

Accoridng to WAM, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, were also present.

Shaikh Khalifa welcomed Nazarbayev and expressed his wish for stronger bilateral relations. They discussed mutual cooperation and ways to enhance it to serve the interests of both nations in the field of investment, economy, and tourism.

Shaikh Khalifa and Nazarbayev exchanged views on most recent developments at the regional and international level, as well as issues of mutual concern,Gulfnews reports.

Nazarbayev welcomed the idea of setting up projects jointly by the UAE and Kazakhstan. Shaikh Khalifa hosted a lunch banquet in honour of Nazarbayev and his delegation.

Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Shaikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region, and other Shaikhs, ministers and senior officials were also present.