MOSCOW, Nov 7. Russia and Kazakhstan are developing independent relations, they are closer than with other countries, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the upcoming trip of Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Kazakhstan against the backdrop of anti-Russian sanctions.
“”We are developing our independent relations with Kazakhstan, they are much more closer than Kazakhstan has with many other countries. We are natural historical partners, allies, and this upcoming official visit is very important from the point of view of the further development of the entire complex of our bilateral relations,” Peskov said, answering the question, Is the upcoming trip connected with the increased interest of European countries in Kazakhstan and with the fact that Astana supported sanctions against the Russian Federation?
He noted that cooperation between the regions of the two countries plays an important part in bilateral relations, so the two presidents will take part in the plenary session of the forum interregional cooperation.
“Well, and, of course, checking the clocks on the entire complex of relations, and they are very multifaceted. This includes mutual investments and cooperation in literally all areas. This, of course, also includes an exchange of views on regional problems, of which there are many around us. Therefore, of course, this absolutely independent dimension is not connected with any other contacts, and we will further develop our good neighborliness and cooperation with Kazakhstan,” Peskov emphasized.
Putin will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on November 9, The Kremlin press service reported earlier.