President Vladimir Putin and the head of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, signed a joint statement in Astana following the negotiations, as well as an action plan for cooperation between the countries from 2024 to 2026.
In addition, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the ministries of energy on the joint construction of thermal power plants: Kokshetau CHPP, Semey CHPP and Ust-Kamenogorsk CHPP.
A memorandum of understanding and cooperation on labor inspection issues was also signed between the Russian Federal Service for Labor and Employment, as well as the Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin arrived in Astana. At the Akorda residence he held negotiations with Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. They discussed cooperation between the countries in the fields of energy, agriculture, trade and investment.
During the limited talks, Vladimir Putin said that the volume of trade between countries in national currencies has “expanded noticeably”, and trade turnover has increased by 7% in annual terms since January.
Read more about the last meeting between the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan in the article “The Commandant Pressed on the Gas.”