Tokayev assured his counterpart that the Republic would participate actively in international and regional forums.
On February 10, the leaders of Kazakhstan and Afghanistan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev and Ashraf Ghani had a telephone conversation at the initiative of the Afghan side, the press office of Akorda reported. The interlocutors discussed the contemporary bilateral agenda and outlined the prospects for cooperation.
The Afghan leader expressed sincere gratitude to Kazakhstan for supporting the intra-Afghan dialogue and providing economic assistance on a pro-bono and regular basis. Tokayev said Kazakhstan would continue to extend the maximum possible support to the people and Government of Afghanistan.
The President of Kazakhstan assured his counterpart that the Republic would participate actively in international and regional forums aimed at maintaining security, boosting economic growth and developing social infrastructure of Afghanistan.
With the aim of intensifying multilateral contacts with the Afghan side, Kazakhstan had appointed a special envoy with the rank of a diplomat for special assignments, Tokayev said. The two leaders agreed to discuss more widely certain issues during a visit of the Afghanistan government delegation to Kazakhstan, scheduled for the first half of this year.
Ashraf Ghani was invited to Kazakhstan for an official visit to explore the prospects for cooperation and discuss further steps.