According to the statement made by the Presidency of Kazakhstan, Tokayev received Dumont, Counselor of French President Macron, who came to the capital Astana for official contacts.
During the meeting, which took place in the Presidential Palace Akorda, Dumont conveyed the letter of French President Macron to Tokayev.
Tokayev thanked Macron for his message and emphasized that France is one of the most important political and economic partners in Europe for his country.
Reminding that he was very impressed with his meeting with Macron on November 29 last year, Tokayev said, “We discussed the developing situation in the international arena, including current issues of bilateral relations and cooperation between our countries, for more than 2 hours.” said.
Pointing out that France is one of Kazakhstan’s leading political and economic partners, Tokayev said, “We value our cooperation with your state, we understand your country’s role in the international arena and we correctly evaluate the economic potential of France.”
Reminding that France was the first member of the European Union (EU) to sign a strategic partnership agreement with Kazakhstan in 2008, Tokayev said, “I would like to state once again that an active and trust-based political dialogue is maintained between our countries at all levels.” he said.
Expressing that he is waiting for French President Macron to Kazakhstan, Tokayev stated that Dumont’s visit will accelerate the economic and political cooperation between the two countries.
Pointing out that there are a number of agreements that need to be implemented between Kazakhstan and France, Tokayev said, “There are 170 companies with French capital operating in Kazakhstan and the interests of leading French companies are represented. We will provide all kinds of support to the activities of French companies in our economy.” used the phrases.
“We want to improve relations”
Dumont also expressed that France wants to improve relations with Kazakhstan.
Noting that they support the reforms in the country and appreciate Kazakhstan’s stance in the current difficult geopolitical period, Dumont said, “It is very important for us to hear from you what is happening in the region and how you see it. Your visit to Paris really gave a new impetus to our cooperation. We want to continue this cooperation on the basis of our strategic partnership. very important to him.” said.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the possibilities of further strengthening bilateral relations in the context of the implementation of the agreements reached at the highest level, and also exchanged views on current issues in the regional and international arena.