Prime Minister Abe Held Informal Talks with President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev
October 17, 2014
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held informal talks for a short time with H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on October 16 during his trip to Milan to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) 10th Summit Meeting that was held in the city from October 16 to 17.
- Prime Minister Abe welcomed the new membership of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the ASEM, which Japan supported. Also, he stated that Japan will support Kazakhstan's efforts for economic reforms and particularly that he hoped the two countries will deepen their cooperation to promote small and medium-sized enterprises and in the medical field.
- President Nazarbayev expressed his pleasure to meet the Prime Minister again following their meeting at the Nuclear Security Summit held in The Hague in March. He stated that relationship between the two countries had become very active and he wanted to continue to follow-up the partnership of both sides, especially in the nuclear power and energy fields, and invited Prime Minister Abe to visit Kazakhstan.
- In addition, Prime Minister Abe commented on their countries' cooperation for the construction of a nuclear power station in Kazakhstan and President Nazarbayev showed considerable interest in Japan's advanced technologies.