The President of Russia Vladimir Putin thanked arrived in Moscow for the Victory Parade the head of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the press service of the Kremlin.
Nazarbayev’s decision to hold Victory Day in Moscow will contribute to the strengthening of trust between the two countries, Putin said.
“Of course, it is a sign of our special relationship, Union relations, we are very happy, we want you to thank for it. Your gesture that You make today, tomorrow will certainly strengthen our trust and to create good conditions for further development of our friendly relations”, — said the head of state.
In response, Nazarbayev noted the intensity of bilateral contacts and reminded that until the end of may will meet the Supreme Council of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU), in which the two leaders will “discuss outstanding issues”.
9 may 2015 in Kazakhstan held a military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, but this year the authorities have decided not to hold a solemn March. In September in Astana will host a parade in honor of the 25th anniversary of independence of the Republic.
On parade in Moscow in 2015, Putin sat in the stands next to the Chinese leader, XI Jinping. Also on parade was attended by the UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, the leaders of Mongolia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Serbia, as well as a number of CIS countries.
Most world leaders have ignored Moscow’s invitation to participate in the celebration. The parade has not arrived the head of Germany and Japan, defeated in world war II, also appeared on the red square, the leaders of the allies of the USSR anti-Hitler coalition — the USA and the UK. Refused or did not confirm the visits to Moscow, most of the leaders of the EU countries.
This year Muscovites and guests of the capital will not be able to see the parade firsthand. 9 may on red square will be present only veterans, representatives of foreign delegations, journalists and military officers of the higher ranks.