Astana seeking to boost foreign contacts with London

April 30, 2010

Astana. April 29. Interfax-Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan would like to improve the dynamics of high-level foreign relations with the United Kingdom, said the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

“The dynamics of high-level foreign relations between the governments has been neglected in recent years. I hope that after the upcoming parliament elections in Britain, the Kazakh-British relations will gain a new impetus,” said the Kazakh President while receiving credentials of the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland David John Moran on Thursday.

Nazarbayev noted that Kazakhstan was interested in the development of economic and political partnership with Britain.

“Both countries need to expand their cooperation in trade and economic, investment and innovation fields,” said Nazarbayev.

He offered to consider issues of the bilateral relations development at the next meeting of the Kazakh-British Trade and Economic Council in London.

Ambassador Moran replied that the UK attached great importance to its relations with Kazakhstan. “I’m happy to note a wide spectrum of bilateral relations between our two countries in political, business, educational, cultural and military fields,” said the diplomat.