Nazarbayev discusses his decision to resign with Putin

Nazarbayev discusses his decision to resign with Putin

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Kazakh leader's decision to step down on March 20, according to the press service of the Kazakh leader.

"The heads of state spoke about the decision of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to step down from office from March 20, 2019," the report said. The press service said the presidents had agreed to continue regular contacts in the future, TASS reported.

Yesterday, Nazarbayev said he would step down as the head of state. He also signed a decree appointing Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as Kazakhstan’s Acting President.

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