07.06.2024, 20:03 46736

Prospects for Strengthening the Strategic Partnership between Astana and Tokyo Discussed at the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan

First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Akan Rakhmetullin held talks with Yoichi Fukazawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, press service of the Kazakh MFA reports.

The conversation addressed current issues of Kazakhstan-Japan cooperation.

The parties welcomed the successful holding of the event on the 30th anniversary of the International Science and Technology Centre, hosted in Astana on June 6 with the participation of the Japanese Vice-Minister.

Discussion focused on the contribution of Kazakhstan and Japan to the development of the Centre over the past years and ways of further cooperation.

The sides also discussed regional and international partnership in priority areas such as international security issues in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation.

A.Rakhmetullin noted Kazakhstan's interest in strengthening co-ordination within multilateral structures such as the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Y.Fukazawa stressed the possibility of strengthening of traditionally friendly relations between the countries in view of the positive potential in this direction.

Particular attention was paid to supporting each other within the UN and other international organisations.

At the end of the meeting both sides agreed to promote further dialogue between Foreign Ministries.

The International Science and Technology Centre is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 1992. The headquarters of the Centre is located in Astana. The main activity of the organisation is the management of research and development projects.

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