Kazakhstan and Qatar have potential for cooperation

Nov 27, 2008 01:00 AM

Kazakhstan and Qatar have a great potential for cooperation in oil and gas, petroleum chemical and agricultural fields. President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed this during handing credentials by extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of Spain, Cuba, Uzbekistan and Qatar at Akorda.
"In the years to come we have to realize a potential, which we have in oil and gas, petroleum chemical and agricultural fields," N. Nazarbayev said, addressing the first ambassador of Qatar in Kazakhstan, Naser Rashid Muhhamed Al-Naimi. "For this purpose we founded the Kazakhstani Qatari investment fund, whose activity will be directed for financing of mutual beneficial projects on the territory of two countries," he reminded.

According to the estimation of the head of the state, the relationship between Kazakhstan and Qatar state develops "fruitfully".
"Constant political dialogue happens at high level, which attaches a big impulse on our relations. Regular work on economic and humanitarian cooperation is going on, we appreciate very much the contribution of Qatar to the development of our capital -- Astana -- and attitude of kind brotherhood on behalf of the governor of your state," N. Nazarbayev stressed.

"Kazakhstan pays great attention to strengthening of relations with the republic of Cuba," continued the president addressing the new ambassador of Cuba Abelardo Fabio Ernandes Ferrer.
"Friendship between our peoples, based on trust, has a long history. It is a good fundament for the further promotion of a dialogue in priority spheres of cooperation, including sphere of trade, economy, culture, sport and tourism," the president of Kazakhstan stated. "In a difficult situation our government made decision on allotting financial aid to Cuban people for coping with the Gustav hurricane consequences," he reminded.

"Dear leaders of diplomatic missions, you start your work in our country at not a simple and yet at the same time interesting period," N. Nazarbayev said.
"We are eyewitnesses of the current changes in contemporary world community, governments of many countries undertake active efforts on minimization of negative impact of the global world financial crisis. The financial crisis didn't avoid a single state of the world, however taken measures on backing stability of the national economy allow to say with confidence that Kazakhstan will take all steps, so that negative consequences are to be minimal," he stressed.

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