10/23/2009

Turkey and Kazakhstan sign strategic partnership agreement

Turk.net - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Thursday that there are positive relations and cooperation between Turkey and Kazakhstan. Speaking at a joint news conference with the Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Ankara, Nazarbayev stressed that Turkey and Kazakhstan signed a "strategic partnership" agreement on Thursday, indicating that the agreement in question will further boost bilateral relations. Nazarbayev said Turkey is eager to become a transit country in transportation of the Caspian gas to Europe, and that the "flow of Kazakhstan’s oil and gas via Turkey will be to the advantage of both Turkey and Kazakhstan."