Lavrov: Moscow and Astana find balanced solutions in difficult international situation
Russia and Kazakhstan, being strategic partners, find balanced solutions in the complicated international situation taking into account the two countries’ interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in his message of congratulations to his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov on the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration between Russia and Kazakhstan on Eternal Friendship and Alliance Oriented Towards the 21st century.
The two top diplomats exchanged messages of congratulations expressing confidence that multifaceted bilateral cooperation in the interests of strengthening friendship between Russia and Kazakhstan would continue, the press service of Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said.
Russia's top minister noted that the implementation of the Declaration’s core principles ensured the progressive development of relations between Russia and Kazakhstan and a qualitatively new level of alliance and strategic partnership. "In the current complicated international situation, this approach makes it possible to find well-balanced solutions that fully consider the interests of both countries," TASS cited the message of congratulations as saying.
Kazakhstan’s foreign minister, in turn, emphasized that the signing of the declaration created the conditions for stepping up cooperation and comprehensive interaction between the two countries outlining the allied relations between Kazakhstan and Russia for the first time.