Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Astana on November 9, the press service of the head of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reported. During the meeting, the presidents plan to discuss current issues of the Kazakh-Russian strategic partnership.
“On November 9, 2023, at the invitation of the head of state Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Astana. During the visit, it is planned to hold negotiations between the leaders of the two countries, during which current issues of the Kazakh-Russian strategic partnership will be discussed,” the statement says. message press service. In addition, Messrs. Tokayev and Putin will take part via video link in the XIX Forum of Interregional Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia, which will be held in Kostanay.
The last time Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met was on October 7 in Novo-Ogarevo, Moscow region, when they launched Russian gas supplies to Uzbekistan through Kazakhstan. Then Vladimir Putin spoke about plans to create a working group to expand energy cooperation with Kazakhstan.
Read more in the article by Kommersant special correspondent Andrei Kolesnikov, “The commandant pressed on the gas.”