At the residence of the South Korean leader – the Blue House – talks were held between the presidents of Kazakhstan and South Korea Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and Moon Jae In with the participation of official delegations.
The parties discussed in detail the prospects for the further development of the Kazakh-Korean strategic partnership. Particular attention was paid to strengthening trade, economic, investment, cultural and humanitarian ties.
The heads of state also considered topical issues of the global and regional agenda, interaction through international structures.
The President of Kazakhstan recalled the meeting with the leader of South Korea held in Nur-Sultan in 2019, which gave a serious impetus to the development of bilateral relations.
Tokayev stressed that South Korea is one of the most important strategic partners of Kazakhstan in Asia.
“To date, more than $ 6 billion of Korean investments have been invested in the Kazakh economy. I believe that the work on attracting investments should be continued, ”the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan said.
Speaking about the prospects for interstate cooperation, Tokayev expressed interest in studying the experience of South Korea in the development of high technologies and the health sector.
The President of South Korea noted that since the beginning of the pandemic, the meeting with the President of Kazakhstan was his first at the highest level. He highly appreciated the role of Kazakhstan in regional and international processes.
“After gaining independence, Kazakhstan, thanks to an active, open foreign policy course and close cooperation with other countries, has become the most dynamically developing state in Central Asia. Kazakhstan has also repeatedly shown leadership in various mechanisms of multilateral cooperation. It is Kazakhstan that is the first trade and investment partner of the Republic of Korea in Central Asia, ”the President of South Korea said.
Moon Jae In noted the special nature of the ties that unite the two peoples.
At the end of the negotiations, in the presence of the heads of state, a joint statement of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea and 5 other bilateral documents, in particular those related to trade and water resources management.
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