First Kazakhstan-EC summit to become a momentous event

July 31. KAZINFORM. BRUSSELS

Yerzhan Ospanov

First Kazakhstan-EC summit to become a momentous eventExtraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Belgium, Luxemburg, Head of Kazakhstan’s Mission under the EU and NATO Yerik Utembayev presented credentials to President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso; Kazinform reports.

The sides noted the high level of political dialogue and spoke for activation of high level political contacts. In this context Y. Utembayev stated the importance to hold the first Kazakhstan-EC summit with perspective institutionalization of high-level annual meetings as well as investment forum with participation of the leadership of the EC and Kazakhstan.

According to the Kazakhstani diplomat organization of the first Kazakhstan-EC summit will become a momentous event for closer strategic cooperation and true mutual understanding in a number of issues.

J.M. Barroso welcomed these proposals emphasizing that they will help to define new principal directions of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the EC.

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Kazakhstan Ambassador, EC President shared views on energy issues

July 31. KAZINFORM. BRUSSELS

Yerzhan Ospanov

Kazakhstan Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, Head of Kazakhstan’s Mission to the EU and NATO Yerik Utembayev met with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso for discussing energy issues.

Economic and energy dialogues should remain key link in strengthening bilateral long-term cooperation. In this regard, Jose Manuel Barroso noted Euro Commission’s interest in increasing the number of participants of Nabucco project with Kazakhstan’s involvement in it. Particular attention was paid to the necessity of ensuring security of energy supply and diversification of hydrocarbons on the EU market where Kazakhstan could play an important role and participate in such projects.

Jose Manuel Barroso welcomed Kazakh Leader Nursultan Nazarbayev’s initiative on establishment of an International Nuclear Fuel Bank on our country’s territory under the (AEA control and announcing August 29 the Day of Renunciation of Mass Destruction Weapons. He stressed Kazakhstan’s great contribution to the nuclear energy sphere and pointed out necessity of the country’s active participation in the nuclear security summit scheduled for March 2010 in Washington. The event is initiated by U.S. President Barack Obama.

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