Putin: Tokayev to continue Nazarbayev’s policy in relations with Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin is certain that new Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will continue advancing his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev’s policy of establishing closer ties with Russia, the Russian leader said in an interview with Mir TV and radio broadcasting company.
Putin noted that he has "all the grounds to believe" that Tokayev will, "undoubtedly, continue the policy, which was initiated by first Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, of closer relations with Russia, developing our alliance, in every sense of this word, in all spheres."
The head of state underlined that Russia and Kazakhstan have large-scale projects and said that Moscow is counting on their future implementation. "I don’t have any grounds to say that any setbacks are awaiting us here," TASS cited him as saying.
On the contrary, the opportunities for both the cooperation between the states and "the relationships on the ordinary level between citizens will only be improving", the Russian president believes.