After the official welcoming ceremony, in a narrow format the parties discussed topical issues of bilateral relations and the international agenda.
The President of Kazakhstan stressed the friendly nature of relations between the two countries and noted the need for their further development.
- Mr. President, you, personally visiting the EXPO 2017 international exhibition, supported us and has today arrived on an official visit to Kazakhstan to participate in the VI Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. All this shows your exceptionally friendly attitude towards our country; we set a high value on that, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The Head of State dwelt on the prospects for advancing bilateral economic relations.
- Within the agreements reached during my visit to Serbia, we need to expand cooperation in the areas of logistics, transport and communications, the defence industry, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and construction. Your current visit will allow us to raise our relationship to a new level, the President of Kazakhstan concluded.
During the meeting, the Head of State awarded Aleksandar Vucic with the Dostyk Order, First Class, for his contribution to strengthening peace, friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Serbia.
In turn, Aleksandar Vucic thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for the warm welcome and full support of Serbia at the international level, and also awarded the President of Kazakhstan with the highest state award “Order of the Republic of Serbia”, Degree I.