Erlan Idrisov and Sergey Lavrov discussed cooperation in the EEU frames
Aug 07. Kazpravda
They also discussed various aspects of stability and security in Central Asia, Ukraine and the Middle East.
In Ust-Kamenogorsk Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan and Russia discussed bilateral cooperation, interaction in the EEU frames, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed.
“After arrival to Ust-Kamenogorsk Lavrov visited a number of companies, including JSC Asia Auto, and UMP Kazatomprom, where he studied the history of the plant, producing nuclear fuel components and products, containing beryllium, tantalum and niobium. He also familiarized with the project for solar modules production, using Kazakhstani silicon, in particular, production of photovoltaic cells. Lavrov also visited the consulate General of Russia in Ust-Kamenogorsk and the Cathedral of St. Andrew,” – said in the statement.
During the visit, they had talks on the issues of Kazakh-Russian cooperation in political, trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian areas, cooperation within international institutions and integration associations, as well as the topical issues of the international agenda.
Various aspects of stability and security in Central Asia, Ukraine and the Middle East were also taken up.
Special attention was paid to the practical steps to enhance cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia within the framework of inter-regional and cross-border cooperation, interaction in industrial, energy, nuclear and space areas, monitoring of the progress of the Joint Action Plan for 2013-2015.
In the light of the upcoming 4th summit of Caspian states in Astrakhan, special attention was paid to the Caspian problems, as well as further expansion of cross-border contacts in the oil and gas sector taking into account the theme of the 11th Forum of Interregional Cooperation of Russia and Kazakhstan in Atyrau with participation of the two Presidents.
They also discussed the work in the frames of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space, and also noted the positive potential of the Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union, signed by the presidents of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan in Astana.
Along with this, they considered cooperation within the CIS and CSTO and agreed to coordinate their steps within the international organizations such as the UN, OSCE, SCO and CICA.
In the end the sides confirmed similarity of positions on key international issues and intention to continue cooperation to ensure security at the regional, continental and international levels.