Kazakhstan President and Dutch Foreign Minister discuss nuclear summit 05 февраля 2014, 00:08
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Foreign Minister of Netherlands Frans Timmermans. ©akorda.kz
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Frans Timmermans have met to discuss cooperation between their countries, Tengrinews reports citing the official presidential website.
They talked about ways to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in different areas, "in particular, in trade and investments," the press-office told.
"The Netherlands is Kazakhstan’s largest investor and the leading trade partner among the European Union countries. We are interested in developing the bilateral relations. And this visit is very important for our countries," the President of Kazakhstan said.
The Netherlands Minister thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for meeting him and passed an invitation from the King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Kazakhstan President to visit his country for the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit to be held in Hague on March 24-25, 2014.
"Being a country that has access to the sea and a well-developed port infrastructure we could join our efforts with Kazakhstan that is a country of great potential to achieve significant results," Timmermans said. He assured that the Netherlands would assist Kazakhstan in implementation of its plan to join the Top 30 most developed countries of the world.
Speaking about the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Hague, Timmermans pointed out that Kazakhstan knew better than most countries what tragic consequences nuclear weapons bring.
"Nuclear tests were held at the territory of Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site in Kazakhstan and the country has been fighting the consequences for decades. Kazakhstan knows how costly it is. That is why we need to create common international system that would enable use to ensure the safety. Kazakhstan’s course to maintain nuclear safety is supported by all the countries," Frans Timmermans said.