According to the Kazakh Embassy, 18 foreign Ambassadors presented their letters of credence to Vladimir Putin in the Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace.
In keeping with tradition, President Putin said a few words about Russia's relations with each of 18 countries represented by the ambassadors. Speaking of Kazakhstan, the Russia leader noted mutual striving for stepping up interaction in various spheres based on the Treaty of Good Neighborliness and Alliance in the 21st century.
"Kazakhstan is our reliable friend and strategic ally. In the course of recent negotiations with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, we reiterated mutual striving for stepping up interaction in various spheres based on the Treaty of Good Neighborliness and Alliance in the 21st century", Vladimir Putin said praising active joint work within the framework of the CIS, the Eurasian Economic Union, the CSTO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
"We highly appreciate President Nazarbayev's leadership role in integration processes in the post-Soviet space", the Russian President stressed.
The Russian leader noted that Russia will participate in the international exhibition "EXPO 2017" and expects its Kazakhstani partners in Chelyabinsk for the 14th cross-border cooperation forum.
"In June, Russia will take part in the international exhibition EXO 2017 and we expect our Kazakhstani partners in Chelyabinsk for the traditional 14th cross-border cooperation forum in autumn", V. Putin added.
The Russian President especially commended Kazakhstan's contribution to the organization and holding of the international meeting on Syrian settlement in Astana.
"We highly appreciate the contribution of Kazakhstani authorities to the organization and holding of the Syrian peace talks in Astana", he said.
In conclusion, President Putin wished the ambassadors fruitful work during their tenure in Russia.
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