Russia, China, US occupy special place in Kazakh foreign policy: Nazarbayev

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Astana (Kazakhstan), Dec. 28 (ANI): Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said that China, Russia and the United States will continue to occupy a special place in the country's foreign policy.

Interacting with diplomats at the Akorda Palace last week, President Nazarbayev said that apart from these three major powers, his government would also continue to seek "active cooperation" with the CIS and Central Asia states.

"The relations with Russia, China and the USA take a special place in Kazakhstan's foreign policy. Regional security, energy, trade, transport and communications are main directions of cooperation with them. We are ready to develop and strengthen these relations and reproach our positions", the President said.

"Further strengthening of the partnership relations with the European countries holds key place in our foreign policy while the agreements on strategic partnership with Spain, France and Italy raise our relations to a brand new level", he stressed.

Kazakhstan will continue its interaction with the international community, the USA regarding joint solution of the situation in Afghanistan, the President stated.

He also informed that steps are being taken to improve relations with the Middle East, Gulf States, Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. (ANI)

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