The Russian leader noted that during the unrest and the coup attempt in Kazakhstan in the first weeks of January, Kazakhstan became a victim of some international gangs that took advantage of its difficult situation.
He noted that the situation in the Central Asian nation was restored and emphasized that Russia, as one of the member countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, provided its support to the Kazakh government.
The Russian head of state meant that the main role in the settlement of the conflict was played by Kazakhstan’s own leadership, together with law enforcement agencies and the Armed Forces.
He noted that the authorities of that country will have to strive to restore everything that was lost during the riots that brought about several dead, wounded and significant material damage.
He stressed that Moscow is Nursultan’s largest trade and economic partner and that last year bilateral trade increased by more than 34 percent, equivalent to 26.5 billion dollars.
Putin also stressed that both states actively cooperate on international platforms and that in the autumn of this year they will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for which a series of important events are scheduled.
Tokayev, for his part, said that Russia and Kazakhstan will achieve the desired results in their strategic cooperation.
He noted that the two countries “are ideal neighbors, they have the longest land border in the world and there is only friendship and cooperation between them.”