We strengthened strategic relations with USA – N.Nazarbayev

April 14. KAZINFORM. WASHINGTON

Muratbek Makulbekov

We strengthened strategic relations with USA - N.NazarbayevWe strengthened strategic relations of partnership with the United States of America.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it at a briefing after the second session of the Nuclear Security Summit held in the Washington Congress Center. The Head of the State told about results of a meeting with US President Barack Obama.

“We have absolute mutual understanding on all issues with the new Administration. It is strategic energy partnership, interaction on small and medium business, joint struggle against terrorism, Kazakhstan’s support for stabilization in Afghanistan and other issues. We discussed problems which Kyrgyzstan faces at the moment. We agreed on all issues, there is absolute mutual understanding. I am grateful for such warmth and confidence in Kazakhstan and me. I think that we strengthen strategic relations, opportunities for further development of trade-economic and scientific-technical ties between our countries”, N.Nazarbayev said.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2257937

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World leaders confirmed their support of Kazakhstan’s initiatives to hold OSCE Summit in Astana

April 14. KAZINFORM. WASHINGTON 

Muratbek Makulbekov

Within the working trip to Washington Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev held a number of meetings with the leaders of other countries. In particular, the President met with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi and Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama.

“These meetings were very important since we had an opportunity to discuss most urgent issues of the world and bilateral cooperation”, N. Nazarbayev said at a briefing following the second session of the Global Nuclear Security Summit.

“The leaders confirmed their support of convocation of the OSCE Summit in Astana. Now we must get ready for this important political event scheduled for lat autumn”, the President noted.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2257949

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EIB provides loan to Kazakhstan in amount of EUR 1 bln on mild conditions – N.Nazarbayev

April 14. KAZINFORM. WASHINGTON

Muratbek Makulbekov

The European Investment Bank is providing a loan to Kazakhstan in the amount of EUR 1 bln on mild conditions.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it at a briefing after the second session of the Nuclear Security Summit held in the Washington Congress Center.

“We have recently been in Brussels in order to meet with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy. And we signed the Framework Agreement on use of the European Investment Bank which provides about EUR 1 bln for us”, N.Nazarbayev said.

He noted tat the loan provided by the Bank is soft, with a low interest rate and holidays, which are necessary for implementation of the country’s industrial-innovative policy.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2257946

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Nazarbayev holds meetings with heads of some states in Washington

April 14. KAZINFORM

Muratbek Makulbekov

President Nursultan Nazarbayev held meetings with heads of a number of states who participated in the Nuclear Security Summit.

As the President’s press service reports, the Head of the State negotiated with US Vice President Joseph Biden, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.

As earlier informed, the Kazakh President held meetings with King of Jordan Abdullah II, President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama.

At the meeting with King Abdullah II there were discussed the issues of development of the Kazakh-Jordanian trade-economic cooperation and interaction. The course of the Washington Summit was on the focus of attention of the leaders of the two countries as well.

At the meeting with Nicolas Sarkozy there were considered the issues on expansion of the Kazakh-French interaction on all directions of mutual interest, implementation of agreements reached during the French President’s visit to Kazakhstan. Exchange of opinions on the issues of the agenda of the Nuclear Security Summit, preparation for holding the OSCE Summit and other aspects of international relations was held.

The current status and prospects of relations between Kazakhstan and Japan were discussed at the meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2257955

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Kazakhstan enjoys trust of whole world due to closure of Semipalatinsk polygon and renunciation of nuclear weapons

April 14. KAZINFORM. WASHINGTON

Muratbek Makulbekov

Due to the decision on closing the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site and renunciation of nuclear arsenal Kazakhstan enjoys trust of the world community. President Nursultan Nazarbayev said it at a briefing upon completion of the second session of the Global Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Congress Center.

“At the Summit the leaders of the countries said Kazakhstan led in promotion of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Certainly, the world knows about closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site and renunciation of nuclear arsenal. Recently the Secretary General of the UN has visited Semey. And today we see rightness of our steps. Due to them, Kazakhstan enjoys trust and respect of the entire world”, N. Nazarbayev noted.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2257960

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Kazakh President awarded Peace and Preventive Diplomacy Prize

April 14. KAZINFORM

President Nursultan Nazarbayev was awarded the Peace and Preventive Diplomacy Prize established by the EastWest Institute.

As the President’s press service informs, the EastWest Institute was founded in 1980 for overcoming negative consequences of the ‘cold war’ in international relations, easing tensions in Euro-Atlantic region and promotion of values of civil society.

The Peace and Preventive Diplomacy Prize of the EastWest Institute is one of the most prestigious awards in the United States and is given to political and state figures of various states for special achievements in the field of state management and construction of secure world.

OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut delivered a speech at the awarding ceremony and congratulated Nursultan Nazarbayev on the award.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2257967

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Decisions in sphere of ensuring nuclear security must be taken quickly – President

April 14. KAZINFORM. WASHINGTON 

Muratbek Makulbekov

The decisions in the sphere of ensuring nuclear security must be taken quickly. President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it at the briefing following the second session of the Global Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

“The whole world in concerned over today’s situation. We see terror attacks everywhere. The mankind is unable to solve this problem. Terrorists use all opportunities of modern communications, including Internet. Therefore, we are concerned over this problem”, N. Nazarbayev said.

“Kazakhstan as well as all countries of the region expect that the decisions in the sphere of ensuring nuclear security will be taken quickly”, Nazarbayev said.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2257989

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Kazakhstan backs Barack Obama’s initiative to strengthen dialogue with Muslim World, East and West rapprochement – President

April 14. KAZINFORM

Kazakhstan supports the initiative of President Barack Obama to strengthen dialogue with the Muslim World, rapprochement of the East and the West.

Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced it at the ceremony on awarding the Kazakh President with the Peace and Preventive Diplomacy Prize of the EastWest Institute.

As the President’s press service informs, the Kazakh President expressed gratitude to the heads of the Institute for the award. He noted that he received it as a recognition of Kazakhstan’s outstanding contribution to strengthening global security, organization and holding of meetings of the leaders of world and traditional religions.

The Head of the State highly appraised his meetings with US President Barack Obama and the results of the Nuclear Security Summit.

“I want to note that the policy of the new Administration of the White House on international relations ‘reload’ gives positive results. This helps us in implementation of Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in the OSCE – the most authoritative international organization in the security sphere. Kazakhstan backs the initiative of President Barack Obama to strengthen a dialogue with the Muslim World, rapprochement of the East and the West”, the Kazakh President noted.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2257994

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