President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kazakhstan in connection with the 20th anniversary of the Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the two countries.
“On May 25 it is the 20th anniversary of the Basic Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. Some articles are out of date; we have overtaken them in connection with the creation of the Customs Union. I would like that we don’t miss it, note and make the corresponding changes (to the Treaty), and extend it to 10 years or so. I invite you to visit me,” said Nazarbayev yesterday at a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the informal CIS summit.
“I accept with pleasure,” said Russian President. Speaking about the development of bilateral relations, Putin noted with satisfaction that many of the ideas in the relations between Russia and Kazakhstan have been successfully implemented. “I am glad that all these joint ideas have been translated into specific actions, and we have a good springboard to go on,” said Putin.
Yesterday it was also agreed that on May 31, Vladimir Putin will visit Byelorussia.