Kazakh President thanks UAE Crown Prince for support

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked the United Arab Emirates for its support during an Oct. 24 meeting in Abu Dhabi with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo credit: Akorda.kz.

“You always support us in the international arena and in the economic sphere, and we have established warm relations with you over these years, I want to express my gratitude for the fact that you pay special attention to Kazakhstan,” President Nazarbayev said according to an account of the meeting provided by the Akorda press service.

Nazarbayev also noted planned joint petrochemistry, agriculture and nuclear industry projects and praised the UAE’s development of modern technologies.

“There is one wise saying: if you want to correspond to the future, then start to change today. You are following this path,” President Nazarbayev said.

The Crown Prince also praised relations between the two countries.

“We are learning a lot from you, you are implementing reforms in accordance with the demands of the times. Kazakhstan is developing steadily thanks to your far-sighted policy,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.