After six countries presented his credentials to President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Tengrinews.kz reports from Acorda.
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway Ole Johan Bern, Ambassador of Egypt Nabil Ibrahim Salama Farhan, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan Alisher Salakhitdinov, Israeli Ambassador Eliahu Tasman, Ambassador of Indonesia Foster Gultom and Serbian Ambassador Vladimir Mirkovic officially entered into their office.
"Dear senior ambassadors, warmly congratulate the beginning of your diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan. Wish you fruitful work for the development of the interstate. On arrival, you are on the fertile land of Kazakhstan, in the capital Astana," - said in a speech, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
All six diplomats in response speeches congratulated Kazakhstan on winning the right to host the international exhibition EXPO-2017. Speaking about bilateral cooperation with Norway, Nursultan Nazarbayev said that in 20 years of independence Kazakhstan has received 166 billion in foreign direct investment.
"Kazakhstan is interested in the further development and expansion of cooperation with Norway." We see Norway as a major and important economic partner sredneskandinavskih countries. This year, in March, the diplomatic mission in Oslo was opened as an embassy. We hope that this move will give impetus to our bilateral relations, "- said he hoped the President of Kazakhstan.
As for Egypt, then, in the words of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the main vector of Kazakhstan's foreign policy is to promote cooperation and close relations with the Middle East and North Africa. "In this sense, we are interested in strengthening relations with our partner of Egypt and its new leaders. We appreciate bilateral contacts with Egypt. Would like to thank Egypt for his contribution and active in the CICA and the Congress of World Religions", - said the President.
In its turn, is acting Egyptian ambassador Nabil Ibrahim Salama Farhan invited Nursultan Nazarbayev to visit her country. "We expect Mr. President to Egypt for the opening of the mosque Baybars, and to participate in the forum of Islamic countries," - she sounded official invitation after presenting his credentials.
Relations with Israel Kazakhstan President described as friendly and fully meet the interests of bilateral relations. We take great concern in what was happening in the region, and we hope that the situation will stabilize as soon as possible and will be resolved peacefully, "- said Nazarbayev.
Separately, the President of Kazakhstan highlighted the cooperation with Indonesia. "Bilateral relations with Indonesia are developing steadily. Especially in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Indonesia is an active leader. In this sense, Kazakhstan hopes to support Indonesia in Kazakhstan's desire to become a member of the ASEAN Security Forum (Association of SouthEast Asian Nations - The Association of South-East Asia. - Comm. added).
The President said the friendly and neighborly partnership with Uzbekistan and said President Islam Karimov, who called very productive. Besides, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted fruitful relations with Serbia.