Nazarbayev called on Russia to “God-given neighbor”

ASTANA, 28 APR – RIA Novosti. The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that Russia built a very close relationship, and called them exemplary.

“Russia is our historical neighbor, as they say, God-given. And we lived and we live, and our children will live in a neighborhood, friendship and understanding. We have built a very close relationship, as a model of interstate relations between Russia and Kazakhstan. We are committed to this principle and we must abide by it, because it is in the fundamental interests of Kazakhstan. I am sure that for Russia too”, — said Nazarbayev at the opening of the XXVI session of the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan.

He added that Astana has friendly relations with neighboring countries.

Earlier, Nazarbayev said he appreciated the personal relations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.