Putin: Tokayev good knowledge of Russia and will continue its policy of Nazarbayev. EXCLUSIVE

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Conversation with the President. Vladimir Putin gave an exclusive interview to broadcasting company “MIR” and told about how will the relations of Russia and Kazakhstan under the new President Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev the.

“First, the President Tokayev studied in Moscow, he knows Russian. And I have every reason to believe that this is a man who will certainly continue the course that was started by the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, to further rapprochement with Russia, and building our partnership in the full sense of the word relations in all areas, both in industry and in agriculture, and in knowledge-intensive industries – such as space, for example. We have major projects. We very much hope that everything we planned will be fulfilled. I have no reason to believe that here we expect some setbacks. On the contrary, I believe that the growth of trade turnover between our countries, and it is constantly growing as the diversification of our relations, opportunities for cooperation between the two countries, and on just a human level – the relationship between the citizens, will only get better. We have millions of contacts and relationships between people. This humanitarian component of our cooperation is of great importance. Here and social issues, and everything to do with social security and so on. This infrastructure, and not for the bilateral and three-, four-party format. Very large, I would say, grandiose plans and projects. I’m sure they will be implemented,” he said.