Mr Medvedev congratulated Mr Nazarbayev on his birthday and wished him good health, prosperity, and continued success in his work as Kazakhstan’s president.
The two presidents discussed their planned contacts at multilateral forums scheduled for August and early September, and spoke about deepening coordination on guaranteeing regional stability and security.
President Medvedev also sent President Nazarbayev a message of congratulations.
The message reads, in part:
“Your wealth of political experience and your dynamic and fruitful work as President of Kazakhstan have helped to bring your country impressive success in its socio-economic development and a high reputation on the international stage.
I especially note your personal contribution to advancing the multifaceted strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan. I highly value the warm ties that we have, for they form a solid foundation for our trusting and constructive discussions and help us to make decisions on the most important issues before us on the bilateral and international agendas. I am sure that our intensive and productive political dialogue will continue to play a key part in consistently developing all aspects of the alliance between our countries and carrying out major projects in the various fields of mutual interest.
You have also earned deserved recognition as a committed supporter of integration in the Eurasian region. You have been very instrumental in the successful practical implementation of the projects to establish the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space. I hope that our close coordination of cooperation policy within the different regional groupings, including the CIS, CSTO, EurAsEC, and the SCO will help these organisations to continue to develop and improve in the interests of peace and stability in Eurasia.”