MOSCOW, Apr 3: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay an official visit to Moscow on Wednesday at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The two leaders will discuss bilateral ties and prospects for the development of Eurasian integration. This will be Tokyo’s first foreign visit after becoming a president.
Following the collapse of the USSR, the issue of nuclear weapons was central to diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Russia, the West and the broader international community. In recent years, Kazakhstan has attempted to balance ties between both sides by selling petroleum and natural gas to its northern neighbor at artificially low prices, allowing heavy investment from Russian businesses. SPUTNIK