Customs Union and Single Economic Space proves ideological unity of our states: A.Smirnov

MINSK. December 25. KAZINFORM /Aituar Mamlin/ Kazakh Ambassador to Belarus Anatoly Smirnov met with editors-in-chief and heads of leading mass media of Belarus yesterday.

Anatoly Smirnov congratulated the audience on presidential elections held in the country and election of president in office A.Lukashenko to the highest office of the country. A.Smirnov informed on the results of Kazakhstan's development of the year and achieved economic indicators. He laid emphasis on the results of the OSCE presidency, adoption of the Astana Declaration and positive evaluation of the results of Kazakhstan's chairmanship given by the international community.

Speaking of the bilateral relations of Kazakhstan and Belarus the Kazakh Ambassador noted that the Heads of state of two countries set a task to increase trade turnover between the states by USD 1 bln in the nearest future. He expressed assurance that purposeful work of mass media of both countries would help in solution of the task.

"Relationships of people of our states, their ideological unity and solidarity of interests in the post-soviet space are reflected in such unions as the Customs Union and the Single Economic Space" the Ambassador said.

The representatives of the Belarusian side in their turn complimented coherence of the policy carried our by the leadership of Kazakhstan, the leading position of our country in Central Asian region. They congratulated our country on successful OSCE chairmanship, holding the Organization's Summit in Astana and adoption of the final Declaration. The mass media representatives highly appraised the efforts of the Kazakh President on strengthening European, Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security.

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