On October 27, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev met with President of the European Council Charles Michel, who arrived in the country for an official visit. The bilateral talks focused on the prospects for promoting strategic relations, the press office of Akorda reported to CentralAsia.news.
The Kazakh leader emphasised that a foreign policy priority of Kazakhstan is to expand strategic cooperation with the European Union. In this context, the President noted that Kazakhstan is the first and only country in Central Asia to sign an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the EU.
The President of Kazakhstan said regular high-level contacts generate new opportunities to expand the “atlas” of a multifaceted dialogue between Kazakhstan and the EU. President of the European Council Charles Michel expressed gratitude to Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev for the warm welcome and positively evaluated the dynamics of cooperation.
The interlocutors discussed in detail the issues related to energy and food stability and the development of the green economy and the transport and logistics sectors. In this aspect, they considered collaboration in the Central Asia-European Union format.