The Declaration on the 30th Anniversary of Russia-Kazakhstan Diplomatic Relations contains 37 articles and stipulates efforts to deepen bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, defense, culture, education, health, youth and sports.
Before signing the document, Putin and Tokayev participated via video link in the 18th Forum on Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation held in the Russian city of Orenburg and held talks in the Kremlin.
“It is the first visit after the re-election of Mr. Tokayev as president of Kazakhstan. In this sense, it has a symbolic meaning. It underlines the special nature of our relations,” Putin told the meeting.
“For Kazakhstan, Russia has been and remains our main strategic partner, a country with which we have deep ties in a wide range of sectors,” Tokayev replied. ■