Kazakhstan, UK Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazahstan, April 24. Kazakhstan and theUnited Kingdom (UK) have signed an agreement on strategicpartnership, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenkowrote on his X page, Trend reports.

"An Agreement on Strategic Partnership and Cooperation has beensigned between Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom. It's a historicmoment and a new chapter in our relations," he added.

The documents were signed by the Secretary of State forCommonwealth and Development Affairs of the UK David Cameron andthe Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan MuratNurtleu.

Earlier, it was reported that during his visit to Astana,Cameron would be received by the country's leadership and holdtalks with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs MuratNurtleu.

It was also noted that within the framework of the visit, issuesof bilateral cooperation in political, trade and economic, andcultural-humanitarian spheres, as well as current regional andinternational topics, are to be discussed.

Kazakhstan's relations with the United Kingdom were formallyestablished on January 19, 1992. The UK established an embassy inKazakhstan in October 1992, and Kazakhstan established an embassyin the UK in February 1996.

Today, the UK is one of Kazakhstan's ten largest tradingpartners.

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