Qatar is our most important partner in the Middle East: Tokayev
Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who arrived in Kazakhstan on a state visit, El.kz reports with reference to Akorda.
The President thanked the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for accepting the invitation and visiting Kazakhstan.
"Your Highness, dear Sheikh Tamim, is very pleased to meet us in Kazakhstan. I want to express my sincere gratitude for the fact that you accepted my invitation and arrived in Kazakhstan on a state visit. Today we plan to reach agreements on the most important issues of bilateral relations. The State of Qatar is our most important partner in the Middle East. Therefore, we are ready to direct all efforts to the further development of our relations," the Head of State noted.
In turn, the Emir of Qatar thanked President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for the invitation to pay a visit to Kazakhstan and the hospitality provided.
"Your Highness, Mr. President, thank you for the invitation to pay a state visit to your country. Good relations have been established between our countries. In recent years, our contacts in various fields have been progressively developing. Today, within the framework of the state visit, we will discuss the implementation of the agreements reached during the economic forum, which was held in June in Doha. These agreements are aimed at developing cooperation in a number of areas. These issues, with the participation of the relevant ministers, will be comprehensively addressed in the framework of the expanded negotiations. I also want to wish success to the summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia, which will be held tomorrow," the Emir of Qatar said.