“We have built trusting relations along the entire perimeter of our
border. In fact, we have only friends around the world,” he said at an
international conference in Astana on Thursday.
The Kazakh constitution reaffirms the country’s commitment to an open foreign policy, the president said.
“We have been promoting economic integration with Russia and Belarus –
our historic [partners] in the Customs Union and the Common Economic
Space. We have been developing good relations with our large neighbors:
the People’s Republic of China and Russia, which are our important
partners. Kazakhstan’s trade with the European Union has reached $50
billion,” Nazarbayev said.