PRESIDENT’S WEEK 13/09

The Head of State received Oliver Pfann, Vice President of Linde Group

September 13, 2021

The prospects for the implementation of investment projects in the field of gas chemistry were the subject of a conversation between Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and the vice president of the German company Linde Group.

The President highly appreciated the company’s contribution to the development of the Kazakhstani economy. In 2020, Linde Group implemented the second stage of the largest project in the CIS for the production of oxygen, nitrogen and argon in the city of Temirtau.

The head of state was informed about the company’s plans to build a gas processing plant in the city of Zhanaozen.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted the strategic importance of developing investment cooperation with Germany and invited Linde Group to a comprehensive partnership in the implementation of gas chemical projects in our country, assuring foreign partners of the support from the state.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia Buyar Osmani

September 10, 2021

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia Buyar Osmani, who is in Kazakhstan on an official visit. Welcoming Buyar Osmani to our country, the Head of State noted that his visit is important in terms of giving additional impetus to cooperation between the two countries.

– Our countries have many opportunities for building up interaction, in particular, in the spheres of trade, investment, humanitarian ties. Therefore, we should use the existing potential for the development of cooperation between our states. We also expect close cooperation through international organizations, – said the President of Kazakhstan.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the fire in the coronavirus hospital in the city of Tetovo, which caused significant human casualties. During the meeting, the Head of State paid special attention to the development of the situation in Afghanistan.

– Our position on Afghanistan is obvious. We believe that the international community should not leave Afghanistan at this turning point for it, it is necessary to provide assistance and support to this country. We hope that the new interim government of Afghanistan will be inclusive, respecting the interests of all ethnic groups and socio-political forces. We also hope that the current Afghan government will honor its commitments to protect human rights, women and children, and take practical action to protect the international community from the spread of terrorism, drug trafficking and other challenges that pose a serious threat to global and regional security and stability. At the same time, the government of Kazakhstan is ready to establish constructive business contacts with the government of Afghanistan, especially in the areas of trade and humanitarian ties, since we have traditional active ties in these areas, the President of Kazakhstan said.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stressed the importance of ensuring the security of Kazakhstanis permanently residing in Afghanistan. He told Buyar Osmani about the measures taken by our country to return citizens of Kazakhstan and ethnic Kazakhs to their homeland, as well as about assistance to the efforts of the world community to evacuate employees of international organizations, including the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

In turn, Buyar Osmani expressed gratitude to the Head of State for the opportunity to meet, especially noting the symbolism of the visit, which takes place in the year of the 30th anniversary of the independence of the two countries. – I really hope that my visit to Kazakhstan will open a new page in relations between our states. We are determined to deepen and strengthen bilateral relations, – said the Macedonian diplomat. The meeting participants emphasized the priority role of the UN in consolidating international approaches in the Afghan direction.