President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov

The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, who is in Kazakhstan on a working visit.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted that cooperation with Tatarstan occupies an important place in the entire spectrum of interaction with our main partner – the Russian Federation.President Tokayev expressed interest in further strengthening cultural and humanitarian contacts.“We know and respect the Tatar culture very well. It is popular in Kazakhstan. We hope that in the near future, as soon as the pandemic is over, we will be able to agree to hold the days of culture and art of Tatarstan in Kazakhstan. We will do our best to make this event a success,” he said.

The Head of State informed Rustam Minnikhanov about the decision to assign one of the streets of Nur-Sultan the name of an outstanding representative of the Tatar people, the famous poet Gabdulla Tuqay. As President Tokayev stressed, this event will become one of the brightest symbols of cooperation between our peoples.

In turn, President Minnikhanov expressed gratitude for another opportunity to visit our country.

“Within the Russian-Kazakh relations, Tatarstan actively promotes many projects. A very solid foundation has been laid. Our First President, Mintimer Shaimiev sent his greetings to you. His contacts with First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, laid a very good foundation for our cooperation,” Rustam Minnikhanov said.

During the conversation, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Rustam Minnikhanov discussed measures to further strengthening trade, economic, industrial, and energy cooperation between Kazakhstan and Tatarstan, as well as joint efforts to countering the coronavirus pandemic.