Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arabic Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
At the meeting, the Kazakh head of state noted a trustful character of Kazakhstan and the UAE’s relations, as well as emphasized the importance of their further productive development.
I am very glad that in spite of an intensive schedule, you accepted my invitation and arrived in Kazakhstan. You always attend our events, Sheikh Mansur visited us when the Universiade was held. I remember our meetings with your late father Sheikh Zayed, during my visits he used to meet me as if I was his own father. We have published a book about him, and I would like to present it to you," says Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The Kazakh President noted that from the first days of independence, the UAE has been supporting Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbayev awarded Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with the anniversary medal on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Astana, a capital city of Kazakhstan.
As a result of our frequent meetings, interaction between our states in business increases. The commodity turnover has doubled, but a great deal of tasks set is ahead. We have signed an investment agreement, and today we are to sign an agreement in the sphere of culture, as well as agreements between the Development Bank of Kazakhstan will signed and issues in the sphere of hydropower will be addressed. Many tasks are ahead that should be discussed and resolved. We have already agreed to launch a bid plant for polypropylene production in west Kazakhstan. I am glad that you have honoured the anniversary of Astana by your participation, which is our capital city – our home, Kazakhstan – your people will always be glad to you," said Nazarbayev.
The Kazakh head of state noted that upon request of Sheikh Khalif, a school was built in Astana. The Kazakh President has also mentioned the construction of the Abu Dhabi Plaza skyscraper in Astana.
We conduct the construction of a huge complex, and cooperate with Sheikh Mansur in this project. The construction of the facility should be intensified, it has been greatly delayed," said Nazarbayev.
In his turn, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi underlined the dynamic development paces of bilateral relations and an active role of the Kazakh President in their further strengthening.
I still remember your first meeting with Sheikh Zayed, as well as your talk. Despite of the fact that the meeting was the first, you talked as if you had been acquainted for over 30 years. For us you are an older brother. Kazakhstan has reached great heights and is the strongest actor in the region. It is mainly because of your policy and persistence. We should further develop our bilateral relations that have entered a totally new level," said Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
At the talks, the sides have also discussed current issues of the regional and international agendas.
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (March 11, 1961) is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arabic Emirates. He is the third son of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Sheikh is General, Assistant to his elder brother who is President of the UAE. He also initiated to create the eco-city of Masdar. He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (1979).
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