In the course of the meeting the two leaders discussed the issues on political cooperation, as well as the intensification of contacts in trade, economic, industrial, innovation, investment and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
The head of state pointed out that for the recent years Vietnam has made significant progress in socio-economic and political development, as well as in the international arena.
"Kazakhstan considers Vietnam as an important strategic partner in South-East Asia. My visit to Vietnam last year and your first visit to Kazakhstan create exclusively favourable environment for the expansion and deepening of bilateral relations. Economic cooperation of our countries is still in an initial stage. There has been a tendency of growth for the last year and a half. It is very important that the Days of Culture of Vietnam in Kazakhstan are taking place nowadays, as well as we agreed to establish twin city relationships between Astana and Hanoi. It brings together our peoples, but also has an impact on the expansion of economic and political cooperation," President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
President of Vietnam Truong tan Shang emphasized his satisfaction with the current visit and thanked for the warm reception.
"I would also like to express my admiration for the tremendous achievements of the fraternal people of Kazakhstan. Under your leadership, the country has increased and strengthened its position in the region and in the world. In 2012, our countries celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. We are very glad that our relations based on traditional friendship and cooperation, steadily develop and become stronger. We highly appreciate the results of your historic visit to Vietnam last year, which has opened a new page in bilateral relations. I am deeply convinced that my current visit to Kazakhstan will give us another opportunity to check the progress of implementation of the agreements that have been already reached, to discuss and agree on measures for further development of our partnership," President Truong Tan Sang said.
The state visit of the President of Vietnam to Kazakhstan is an important stage in the development of bilateral relations, which will give a new impetus to the development of full-scale cooperation between the two countries.