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Kazakhstan adopts new foreign policy concept

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Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev holds a cabinet meeting, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 9 March 2020.

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NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed on 9 March a decree identifying new priorities in the country’s foreign policy for the next 10 years.
Kazakhstan will need to take measures to implement the “Concept of Foreign Policy” within three months, the president’s press service said. The new economic course, as well as current world realities and challenges require the adoption of a new Foreign Policy Concept, the document reads.
“Now, according to the new Concept of the ‘hearing state’, the authorities intend to strengthen the emphasis on promoting and protecting the interests of the state, business, and every citizen of the country on the external perimeter,” the document reads.
“The new Concept has identified priorities in regional and multilateral diplomacy. Firstly, we are talking about the further development of allied relations with the Russian Federation, a comprehensive strategic partnership with China, an expanded strategic partnership with the United States of America, strategic relations with Central Asian states, expanded partnership and cooperation with the European Union (EU) and member states EU,” the presidential press service said, adding that Kazakhstan also intends to develop cooperation with the countries of the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.

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