Meeting with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso



The prospects f strengthening of cooperation, as well as topical issues of the international agenda were discussed at the meeting.

The President of Kazakhstan noted that the European Union is our country’s important trading and investment partner. Regular high-level talks make significant contribution to systematic development of our relations. In this regard, the meeting stressed the importance of the work being done within the framework of the EU’s Strategy in Central Asia.

The parties put great emphasis in efficiency of talks on signing a new Agreement on Expanded Partnership and Cooperation. It was noted that it would allow promoting and bringing the bilateral relations to a brand new level.

Nursultan Nazarbayev and Jose Manuel Barroso discussed the activities of the Customs Union and main directions of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The issues of cooperation on Kazakhstan’s accession in the World Trade Organisation, as well as the simplification of visa regime between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the EU were touched upon in the course of the meeting.