Results of OSCE chairmanship prove Kazakhstan's big role in international arena - Russian diplomat

SSELS. December 22. KAZINFORM /Dimash Syzdykov/ The results of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in OSCE prove that the country plays a big role in the international arena, says Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Belgium Alexander Romanov in an interview to a Kazinform correspondent at the reception held in Brussels to mark the 19th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence and completion of the country's chairmanship in the OSCE.

The diplomat noted that the Russian side tried to fully support Kazakhstan as OSCE Chair. "We consider this is a big success for Kazakhstan, a confirmation of Kazakhstan's significant role in the international arena", Mr. Romanov added.

Touching on the theme of Kazakh-Russian relations he said that the level of bilateral contacts could serve as a model for other states. "I've paid several visits to Kazakhstan and I can say that we have old friendly relations. Our common purpose is to continue development of these relations", the Russian diplomat noted.

He also stressed that Russia attached much significance to the development of the Customs Union.

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