Putin has no plans to visit Kazakhstan


Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to visit Kazakhstan, Spokesman for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov informs.

“Such visits are not in his plans,” Peskov said, answering the question, whether Putin is going to visit Kazakhstan before the presidential elections in the country on 26 April.

At the same time the Spokesman for the Russian President reminded that Putin had recently visited Astana within the framework of the meeting of the Heads of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus; he also had had separate bilateral contacts with Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The presidential elections in Kazakhstan will be held on 26 April. The decision to hold early elections was made in connection with numerous appeals of public organizations and citizens to elect Head of State in 2015, considering the difficult economic situation in the world. Another reason is their coincidence with the 2016 parliamentary elections. Nazarbayev is among the candidates.

Answering questions of journalists in Astana on March 20, Putin said he supported Nursultan Nazarbayev as a candidate for the presidency of Kazakhstan and wished him success in the election campaign. The Russian President stated that Nazarbayev “is definitely a recognized leader of the country, a highly respected person not only in Kazakhstan, but also around the world, a well-known distinguished politician.”

Text by IA Novosti-Kazakhstan

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