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Meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev

September 2, 2015, Beijing

Following a dinner hosted by President of China Xi Jinping to honour the foreign guests who came for the celebrations in Beijing, Vladimir Putin had a meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The two presidents examined current matters in bilateral relations and integration processes. Mr Putin and Mr Nazarbayev also discussed the launch of a new crew for the International Space Station, which includes a cosmonaut from Kazakhstan.

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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev: I want to thank you for the fact that a Kazakhstani cosmonaut is now in space today.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Just as you planned.

Nursultan Nazarbayev: Yes, we agreed on this. Thank you for the Russian government decision and your decision. This is a big event for Kazakhstan.

Vladimir Putin: I congratulate you. I am sure this will benefit our bilateral relations and will also give a big boost to developing cosmonautics in Kazakhstan. You are right to say that Baikonur is one of the most frequently used space launch centres in the world.

Nursultan Nazarbayev: The Kazakhstanis do not fly very often.

Vladimir Putin: This is an exclusive thing, really. Let’s wish the whole team, the whole crew, and Kazakhstan success.

Nursultan Nazarbayev: And health, so that all return to Earth safe and well.


September 2, 2015, Beijing