PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN SHINZO ABE WITHIN
THE NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT IN THE HAGUE
The Hague, March 24: During
the meeting, the leaders of the two states discussed a wide range of issues of
bilateral relations in the spheres of trade and economy, science and
technologies, and investment.
Nazarbayev and Shinzo Abe stressed a potential in further cooperation,
particularly, between a numbers of companies of the two countries.
I have visited Japan twice. We welcome your idea on strengthening cooperation
with the states of Central Asia. Japan is one of the world’s largest economies
and is our neighbour in Asia. Our relations started developing actively and in
this regard, we are ready to cooperate in various areas. The key point of our
cooperation is power industry, particularly, nuclear power. Kazakhstan, as one
of the largest uranium producers, could supply it to Japanese nuclear power
plants, - the head of the state said.
Nazarbayev also noted functioning of a rare metals plant in the Akmola region.
Besides, he stressed the technologic and innovative development opportunity
between the two countries within the industrial and innovative programme of
turn, Shinzo Abe expressed satisfaction with the bilateral meeting, held for
the first time following last year’s G-20 Summit in Saint Petersburg.
Your visit to Japan in 2008 initiated strengthening of economic relations,
which have reached a strategic level. I would like to express my gratitude to
Kazakhstan for providing considerable assistance in stabilising the situation
in Afghanistan. We rely on your country to build a dialogue between Japan and
the countries of the Central-Asian region, - Shinzo Abe said.