Categories: Politics Date: Oct 3, 2007 Title: Presidents of Brazil and Kazakhstan pleased with their first talks
Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan praised the first state visit by the Kazakh leader to Brazil.
“Our talks were extremely fruitful. They opened new opportunities for furthering our cooperation on bilateral and multilateral levels. I am pleased to see that we share common views and ideas on the majority of questions of regional and global policy,” Nazarbayev said on Thursday while speaking during an official breakfast at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry.
He highlighted that Kazakhstan, like Brazil “seeks secure and just world order founded on the principles of multilateralism, reinforcement the UN role in the international system.”
"We regard Brazil as an acknowledged leader of Latin America, able to express a consolidated opinion of the whole region and exert positive influence over the global development,” President Nazarbayev said.
He also noted the two countries are a driving force FOR development and integration in their regions.
In his turn, President Lula da Silva said that he regards Kazakhstan’s leader’s first visit to Brazil as a landmark in the history of bilateral relations. Kazakhstan is a regional power, a heart of Central Asia, and in recognition of this fact Brazil opened its first regional Embassy in Kazakhstan, President Lula da Silva added.
He also thanked Kazakhstan for its support of Brazil’s bid to join the ranks of permanent members of the UN Security Council.
On Thursday afternoon, President Nazarbayev met with Speakers and leading members of both chambers of the Brazilian Parliament, and with the Chair of the Brazilian Supreme Court.
A number of important documents, including one on Agreement on trade and economic cooperation were signed during the visit.