Nikol Pashinyan, Timur Urazayev discuss further development of Armenian-Kazakh relations
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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Armenia Timur Urazayev.
Prioritizing the development of Armenian-Kazakh relations, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that the Ambassador’s efforts would go a long way toward promoting multifaceted ties between the two countries. Nikol Pashinyan stressed that the bilateral relations are evolving in an atmosphere of mutual understanding that might be conducive to enhanced interaction in many areas of mutual interest.
In turn, Timur Urazayev noted that Kazakhstan is keen to strengthen cooperation with Armenia in both bilateral and multilateral formats, including on the margins of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
In a bid to boost bilateral trade and economic exchanges, the interlocutors noted with satisfaction that the trade turnover proved 2.5 times up in the first half of 2018 as compared with the same period last year. Convinced that there is great potential for promoting and developing business contacts, Nikol Pashinyan and Timur Urazayev dwelt on the opportunities for tackling the existing logistical bottlenecks.
Reference was also made to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In this context, the parties attached importance to the strengthening of peace and stability in the region. Nikol Pashinyan emphasized that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be settled exclusively in the OSCE Minsk Group format.