Putin and Tokayev met in Sochi


President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived on a working visit to Sochi. He met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Putin announced the preparation of joint exercises between Russia and Kazakhstan within the framework of the CSTO.

During the talks, issues of developing trade and economic cooperation will be discussed, she said on August 18 press office Kremlin. In addition, the presidents will talk about the interaction of states within the framework of integration associations, including those in the Commonwealth of Independent States. In 2023, Kazakhstan will take the chair in the CIS.

The leaders of the two countries met in person on June 17 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Then Kassym-Jomart Tokayev refused to recognize the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as “quasi-state formations.” Later, the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan published a draft order limiting the supply of certain goods to Russia. Against the backdrop of the risks of suspension of the pumping of Kazakh oil by exporters from Russia, Mr. Tokayev proposed to arrange supplies bypassing Russia.

On July 12, the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan spoke by phone. The press service of the Kazakh leader reported that the presidents assessed the cooperation between the two countries as satisfactory.

Why Russia can stop the pumping of Kazakh oil for a month – in the material “Somehow CPC”.

Anastasia Larina


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