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Kazakhstan Says Relations With Uzbekistan Top Priority


http://gdb.rferl.org/aefb468b-2252-4990-9f4b-76e033dd0bad_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/aefb468b-2252-4990-9f4b-76e033dd0bad_mw800_mh600.jpg Kazakh Foreign Minister Toqaev (file photo) (AFP) 9 February 2006 -- Kazakhstan's foreign minister today said that relations with Uzbekistan are a top priority for the Kazakh government.

Qasymzhomart Toqaev's remarks came after a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart, Elyor Ganiev, in Tashkent.


Toqaev said cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is a key factor in maintaining regional stability, and that developing cultural and economic cooperation is an important part of the process.


Toqaev also said that Kazakh officials in Tashkent are preparing a visit by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev to Uzbekistan. A date for the planned visit has not yet been set.


(Kazinform)

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