Strategic partnership agreement brought Kazakh-Turkish cooperation to a qualitatively new level – A. Davutoglu


Strategic partnership agreement brought Kazakh-Turkish cooperation to a qualitatively new level - A. DavutogluPresident of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu today; the Presidential press service told Kazinform.

The parties discussed the prospects of development of Kazakh-Turkish relations in trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. The Kazakh leader expressed satisfaction with the progress of realization of the agreements reached during his state visit to Turkey in October 2009 and within the Summit of the Heads of the Turkic Speaking States held in Nakhchivan city.

Mr. Davutoglu appraised the success of Kazakhstan achieved under the leadership of N. Nazarbayev.

“The strategic partnership agreement, signed in October 2009, brought Kazakh-Turkish cooperation to a qualitatively new level”, the Minister noted.

A. Davutoglu informed that the two countries agreed that the Turkish embassy in the third countries, having no Kazakh diplomatic missions, will represent the interests of the citizens of Kazakhstan. Besides, it is planned to extend visa-free stay of citizens of Kazakhstan in Turkey and citizens of Turkey in Kazakhstan from one to three months.

The Turkish Minister stressed that corresponding agreements would be signed in May 2010 within the framework of Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s visit to Kazakhstan.

“Today we have agreed that the secretariat of the Council for Cooperation of Turkic Speaking State initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev will be located in Istanbul. A Turkic Academy will be established in Kazakhstan”, the Minister said.

Turkey also intends to support holding of the OSCE Summit in Astana and actively cooperation with Kazakhstan in all international organizations.

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K.Saudabayev met with Turkish Foreign Minister


Serik Sabekov

OSCE Chairman-in-office, Kazakh Secretary of State – Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev has met with Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu today in Astana.

The sides discussed the issues of cooperation between Astana and Ankara in bilateral and multilateral formats. In particular, the state and prospects of development of the Kazakh-Turkish relations in the political and economic spheres, interaction within the OSCE, CICA, Cooperation Council of the Turkic States, Organization of the Islamic Conference and UN were discussed.

K.Saudabayev noted that this meeting witnessed the peculiarity of the relations between two countries. His Turkish colleague said that Turkey was ready to continue cooperation with Kazakhstan.

Memo on intentions between the Kazakh Emergency Ministry and the General Directorate of Emergency Management of Turkey, memo on mutual understanding and cooperation in statistics between the Kazakh Agency for Statistics and the Turkish Statistical Institute were signed upon the results of the meeting.

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Turkey, Kazakhstan to continue joint work on development of common Eurasian Strategy


Serik Sabekov

Turkey and Kazakhstan intend to continue joint work on development of the common Eurasian Strategy, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu announced it at the meeting with his Kazakh counterpart, OSCE Chairman-in-Office Kanat Saudabayev in Astana today.

“I think we should continue our cooperation. We have agreed on exchanging mutual visits on ministerial level two times a year. Turkey and Kazakhstan will continue working together on development of the common Eurasian Strategy”, the Head of the Turkish Foreign Office noted.

A. Davutoglu stressed his country was ready to support Kazakhstani citizens in those countries which do not have representation offices of Kazakhstan.

In turn, K. Saudabayev noted successful bilateral cooperation of both countries. “In all directions of our large scale cooperation we enjoy full understanding and optimism in their further development”, he said.

He also reminded of Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship in 2010 and said our country would hand over chairmanship in the CICA to Turkey. “Thus, our countries will chair two authoritative international structures which ensure security and cooperation on the entire Eurasian continent”, the Kazakh Minister resumed.