The Head of State congratulated Mamuka Bakhtadze on the upcoming Independence Day of Georgia and wished the friendly Georgian people well-being and prosperity.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted that First President, Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev, was at the origin of bilateral cooperation, and stressed that from the very beginning of establishing diplomatic relations he personally took direct part in their development.
“I remember the visits of our First President - Yelbasy to Georgia, the visits of your leaders to Kazakhstan. We can state that cooperation between our countries is developing well”, the President of Kazakhstan said.
The Head of State noted that Kazakhstan is one of the main investors in the economy of Georgia. According to him, the total amount of investment to date has exceeded 450 million dollars.
“We consider Georgia as a friendly state, there are no problems between us. Our delegations actively cooperate in international organizations. In Kazakhstan there is a Georgian diaspora of about 60 thousand people, which takes the most active and constructive part in the life of the country. I believe that your visit will give impetus to further cooperation between our countries”, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stated.
In turn, the head of the Georgian government noted the traditionally warm welcome of the Kazakh side and especially thanked the President and the people of Kazakhstan for their firm position on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and for their support at the international level.
“Due to my work, I was lucky to visit Kazakhstan many times. Our peoples are bound by centuries-old bonds of friendship, we are very proud of it. I would like to emphasize the historical role and invaluable contribution of First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev to strengthening our relations”, M. Bakhtadze said.
The parties discussed the prospects of cooperation in trade-economic, tourism, humanitarian and investment sectors.
The sides discussed also the opportunities of boosting transit and transport communication including via the ports of Aktau and Kuryk as part of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.
Photo: Akorda’s press service