Kazakhstan’s President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and the European Union Special Representative for Central Asia, Terhi Hakala, on Friday discussed prospects for further strengthening of the enhanced cooperation between the two sides.
During the videoconference both sides discussed the current situation and prospects for strengthening Kazakhstan-EU cooperation and also further development of inter-regional relations under the EU strategy for the Central Asia region.
“Kazakhstan is very much interested in improving bilateral strategic ties with the EU,” Tokayev said.
On her part, ambassador Hakala expressed EU interest in strengthening transport and logistics cooperation with Kazakhstan.
Supporting Tokayev’s reform program in balancing foreign policy of Kazakhstan, Hakala reiterated the EU’s commitment to long-term cooperation and interaction with Kazakhstan.
On July 13, Hakala met with Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Roman Vassilenko and Chair of the Kazakh Anti-Corruption Agency Olzhas Bektenov, where they discussed Kazakhstan’s preparations for joining the Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption.
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