Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with the Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, who arrived in Kazakhstan on a state visit.
The talks were preceded by an official welcoming ceremony for the Amir of Qatar at the Akorda residence. After the national anthems of the two countries were played, the Head of the Honor guard company gave a welcome report to the presidents of Kazakhstan and Qatar, and then the leaders proceeded to the “Eastern hall” for the meeting in the narrow format.
The President thanked the Amir of Qatar for accepting the invitation and visiting Kazakhstan.
- Your Highness, distinguished Sheikh Tamim, I am very glad to meet you in Kazakhstan. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for accepting my invitation and arriving to Kazakhstan on a state visit. Today we plan to reach agreements on the most important issues of bilateral relations. Qatar our most important partner in the Middle East. Therefore, we are ready to direct all efforts towards further development of our relations," the President of Kazakhstan stressed.
In turn, Amir of Qatar thanked President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for the invitation to visit Kazakhstan and the hospitality.
- Your Excellency, Mr. President, thank you for the invitation to pay a state visit to your country. Good relations have been established between our two countries. In recent years, our contacts have been steadily developing in a wide range of areas. Today, as part of a state visit, we will discuss the implementation of agreements reached at an economic forum that took place in Doha in June. These agreements are aimed to develop our cooperation in a number of areas. These issues, with the participation of relevant ministers, will be comprehensively addressed in the extended talks. I would also like to wish success to the summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia, which will be held tomorrow," Amir of Qatar noted.