Kazakh and Lankan Presidents have talks

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Sri Lanka’s counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa have discussed the issues of trade-economic cooperation in Astana, the Kazakh presidential press-service reported on Tuesday.

“During the meeting, the parties have discussed the issues of political cooperation and the intensification of trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural-humanitarian partnership,” the press-service reported.
Mahinda Rajapaksa is on his official visit to Kazakhstan. His visit is timed to the 20th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Within the meeting the Kazakh President expressed confidence that this meeting would give a new impetus to the cooperation between two countries in the spheres of economics, politics and culture.

Sri Lanka’s President has expressed hope that specific areas of cooperation between the two countries would be determined within the visit.
“Official visit of Sri Lanka’s President will create a platform for the open exchange of the views on a wide range of regional and global issues and the basis for further cooperation,” the press-service said.