July 6 marked 20 years since the signing of the Declaration between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan on Eternal Friendship and Alliance Oriented Towards the 21st century.
In connection with the anniversary, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sent a message of greetings to his colleague from Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov, in which he noted that abiding by the declaration’s provisions, our countries remain reliable partners for each other. This provides a foundation for the confident and steady development of bilateral ties.
The fact that Russia-Kazakhstan relations have reached a qualitatively new level of alliance and strategic partnership is largely determined by the practical implementation of the declaration’s founding principles and the documents reflecting its essence, including those that regulate the Eurasian integration process. In the current complicated international situation, this approach makes it possible to find well-balanced solutions that fully consider the interests of both countries within the formats of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The two countries have reaffirmed their interest in the further development of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation, deepening productive joint actions in various areas, revealing the potential of allied ties for the benefit of our states and peoples, and ensuring prosperity, peace and security in Eurasia.