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Telephone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

January 8, 2022

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

The President of Kazakhstan extensively informed Vladimir Putin about the developments in the country, noting that the situation is stabilising. In the same context, he thanked Kazakhstan’s partners from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) and especially the Russian Federation for the assistance being rendered.

The presidents exchanged opinions on the measures being taken to restore order in Kazakhstan.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev believes that a discussion between the leaders of the CSTO member states is necessary at the current stage. Therefore, he plans to initiate a videoconference of the CSTO Collective Security Council, chaired by Armenia as a member state currently presiding in the organisation, in the next few days.

Vladimir Putin supported his proposal.

The leaders agreed to maintain constant contact.

January 8, 2022