Tokayev arrived in Sochi for a meeting with Putin


President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived on a working visit to Sochi, his press service reports on Telegram.

Tokayev today will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin specified the day before that the heads of state would discuss “issues of further development of Russian-Kazakh relations of strategic partnership and cooperation,” as well as work within the CIS, where Kazakhstan is chairing this year.

In mid-July, Putin and Tokayev, in a telephone conversation, “expressed satisfaction with the current state of cooperation,” the press service of the Kazakh president wrote.

In the same month, Tokayev phoned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the conversation, the Kazakh leader positively assessed the agreement reached by Kyiv and Moscow in Turkey with the mediation of the UN on the export of Ukrainian grain and “confirmed the principled position of Kazakhstan regarding the diplomatic settlement of the situation in Ukraine.” Zelensky, on the other hand, thanked Tokayev “for his principled support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.” and non-recognition of the LNR and DNR— At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the President of Kazakhstan stated that he considers the republics to be “quasi-state territories”.

After a trip to Russia, the President of Kazakhstan is scheduled for another visit— in Baku on August 24 at the invitation of Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev. Tokayev's press service reported that he intends to sign several bilateral documents in Azerbaijan.

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