Nazarbayev receives credentials from newly-appointed foreign ambassadors
President Nursultan Nazarbayev has received credentials from newly-appointed ambassadors of several foreign countries to Kazakhstan.
The President's press service reports.
Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alberto Pieri (Italy), Jaan Hein (Estonia), Lubomir Rehak (Slovakia) and Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi (Malaysia) presented credentials to the President.
Addressing the ceremony the President noted that entrance into duties of ambassadors as heads of diplomatic missions is occuring in a special period for Kazakhstan - the 20th anniversary of our state Independence. Over these years Kazakhstan created a basis for steady development.
"Our country is an active participant of a wide international cooperation in the sphere of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, we support foreign ties with more than 180 countries of the world."
The President noted that Kazakhstan considers Malaysia as an important partner in Southeast Asia in the Muslim world in the whole. Our countries have bilateral contacts at the highest and high level.
"We highly appraise the Malaysian contribution to development of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Support of Malaysia within Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the OIC is important for us," the President said.
Nazarbayev noted that Kazakhstan pays great significance to cooperation with Italy, one of the leading economic partners and the largest investors of our country among the EU countries.
The President emphasized that Kazakhstan considers Slovakia as an important partner in Eastern Europe. Cooperation in the spheres of transport, engineering, energy, agriculture, information technologies, education and tourism have great potential.
He noted that Estonia is an important political and economic partner of Kazakhstan in the Baltic region.
"I would like to congratulate the Estonians on the 20th anniversary of Independence," N.Nazarbayev said.
The ambassadors thanked President Nursultan Nazarbayev for kind words.