Russian, Kazakh experts reached agreement on Baikonur

MOSCOW. February 9. KAZINFORM The presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan, Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev, said on Friday that Russian and Kazakh experts and the heads of appropriate agencies had reached a mutually acceptable agreement on how to use the Baikonur space launch site.

The two leaders discussed the subject at their talks in the Kremlin on Friday.

Putin and Nazarbayev discussed a program of bilateral cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan for 2013-2015; the creation of the Common Economic Space and advancement towards the Eurasian Economic Union.

The two presidents agreed to continue close contacts at the high and top levels. One will take place in Yekaterinburg this autumn when the city will be hosting the annual Forum of border regions, Kazinform refers to Itar-Tass.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev plans to sign a new Friendship and Cooperation Treaty with Russia in Yekaterinburg, the Urals, in autumn this year.

"We have issued instructions to prepare a new Treaty for Friendship and Cooperation. I hope we will sign it in Yekaterinburg this autumn," Nazarbayev told Putin at their meeting on Friday.

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