Kazakh president discusses expansion of co-op with EC

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the cooperation in political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres with the President of the European Council (EC) Donald Tusk during his visit to Brussels.

Meanwhile, the parties touched upon the issues of the international agenda, in particular the situation in Ukraine and Afghanistan, as well as issues of counterterrorism, Kazakh president's press service said March 30.

Nazarbayev said that the EC is one of the important vectors of the Kazakh foreign policy and a priority direction of trade and economic cooperation.

The president added that Kazakhstan's parliament has ratified an Agreement on expanded and strategic partnership with the EC in the current month and it will bring the parties' cooperation to a qualitatively new level.

Tusk, in turn, expressed his hope that Kazakhstan's close partnership with the EC will only become stronger despite the crisis tendencies in the world economy.

Source: Trend