'Omnivory' of Kazakhstan foreign politics according to Idrisov 07 ноября 2013, 16:38
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Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrisov says that Kazakhstan makes up for being landlocked by diversifying its foreign relations, Tengrinews reports.
“I know that the media sometimes makes malicious remarks saying that Kazakhstan are 'omnivorous'. No, we are not omnivorous. We make a conscious choice to balance all the geographical directions,” said Mr. Idrisov in his lecture entitled Kazakhstan Foreign Policies Priorities at the Academy of Public Administration in Astana.
“We cannot exist without this (diversification), and we cannot give preference to any one single direction. We are the largest landlocked country, and we need natural space to provide ourselves with living space. So we are are going to ensure such spaces and continue working in all the directions,” explained the Minister.
In particular, Kazakhstan is planning to give a boost to cooperation with Latin American and African countries: the Kazakh diplomacy has “build up some muscle” for it, as the Minister puts it.
By Renat Tashkinbayev