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During the discussion in the expanded format, Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted the high importance of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Switzerland.
“I am confident that your visit will be a significant milestone in the development of cooperation between our states. This cooperation is developing in an upward line, and we will continue to make every effort to maintain the dynamics of mutually beneficial contacts in the political and economic spheres,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
The Head of State stressed the importance of the contribution of the first President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev to the strengthening of the Kazakh-Swiss relations and assured that the tradition of partnership founded by him will continue.
“Today we discussed important issues of international cooperation, noted the similarity of the positions of our states on the pressing issues of the international agenda. We regard Switzerland as an important partner. Therefore, we are talking about the need to maintain the dynamics of our cooperation,” the President of Kazakhstan said.
Ueli Maurer pointed out the key role of Kazakhstan in the development of economic and political ties in the region.
“Kazakhstan for us is a bridge between Asia and Europe in various aspects, both from a political and economic point of view. Your country will play a growing role in the world, in the international community. We are very glad that we have such partner as Kazakhstan with whom we can sincerely and openly discuss relations between Asia and Europe and make a joint contribution to ensuring mutual understanding, strengthening economic relations between the continents,” the President of Switzerland said.
During the talks, the sides discussed the issues of intensification of trade, economic and investment cooperation, implementation of joint projects in various spheres, cooperation in the financial services sector.
Following the meeting, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stressed that Ueli Maurer's visit is of great importance for further development of partnership relations and expansion of opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.