Malaysia is one of the key Kazakhstan's partners in Southeast Asia, Nursultan Nazarbayev

ASTANA- KUALA LUMPUR. April 17. KAZINFORM Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has had today an informal meeting with former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad.

The parties debated a wide range of issues, the Kazakh President's press service said.

As Nursultan Nazarbayev said, Malaysia was and is one of the key partners of Kazakhstan in Southeast Asia.

"We follow Malaysia's success in building modern and science-intensive economy, creation of efficient infrastructure for the development of innovations. Kazakhstan intends to further advance all-round, mutual beneficial cooperation with your country," the Head of State said.

"Kazakhstan is a leading country of Central Asia which demonstrates the young nations the example of a deliberate and long-sighted approach in realization of political and economic reforms. Your country has achieved impressive results for a short span of time. I am confident that transition from raw material economy to high technology one will place Kazakhstan among the most successful states of the 21st century," Mahathir Mohamad told in turn.

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