Turkey and Kazakhstan signed Strategic Partnership Agreement

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ARA. October 22. KAZINFORM /Aigul Tulekbayeva/ Turkey and Kazakhstan have signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement.

"We have had such an agreement, but now we expand and particularized it. It is aimed at our future", Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev said it at the press conference following the results of the meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul in the narrow and enlarged format.

He noted that Turkey one of the first countries recognized independence of our country. At present 1.400 joint enterprises in the sphere of construction, agriculture, metallurgy, oil and gas function in Kazakhstan. The Turkish companies took active part in the Astana construction. Activity of the International Kazakh-Turkish University named after K.A.Yassawi in Turkestan, Suleyman Demirel University, 24 Kazakh-Turkish lyceums are examples of successful interaction in the education sphere.

"Annually 200.000 Kazakhstanis come to Antalya in the tourism sphere", N.Nazarbayev said.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul, in his turn, noted that the Strategic Partnership Agreement is the only document signed between the Turkic countries and Central Asian states. He noted the fact that in 2010 Turkey will chair the CICA, Kazakhstan - the OSCE. Both countries will ensure the European and Asian security vector.

In the course of the visit agreements in the field of military-technical cooperation, in the sphere of tourism and environmental protection were signed.

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