Alikhan Smailov meets with UAE President in Abu Dhabi

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Alikhan Smailov, and the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met at the Al Bahr Palace as a part of the official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

The Prime Minister stressed that both countries celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations this year, reaching the level of strategic partnership during this time.

"We intend to continue to strengthen full-scale cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. We are also grateful to the United Arab Emirates for its constant and unwavering support of Kazakhstan's international initiatives," Alikhan Smailov said.

The Prime Minister added that there has been a steady growth in the number of joint projects in various sectors in recent years.

"At the same time, we see significant potential for further expansion and deepening of investment cooperation. The Government is ready to fully support the investors in the implementation of their initiatives. I hope that in the near future we will launch new joint projects," Alikhan Smailov said.

Prime Minister also thanked the UAE President for his assistance of $1 million for reforestation works in Kostanay region where massive fires occurred.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan noted that Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates have special, very friendly relations.

"I fully support all the areas of our bilateral cooperation," the UAE President said, sending regards and best wishes to the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

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