India, Kazakhstan for strengthening cooperation in multilateral frameworks
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev have emphasized that strengthening of cooperation in multilateral frameworks between Kazakhstan and India would contribute to regional and international stability and development.
Both leaders noted the broad convergence of their views on regional and international issues and their mutual support in international organisations.
The duo welcomed the inauguration of the Kazakhstan – India- Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technologies at the L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University in Astana with India’s assistance.
“They hoped the Centre will contribute to advanced skill development in high performance computing and facilitate scientific research in Kazakhstan,” said a joint statement issued after the talks.
Both leaders noted the celebration of 50 years of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme and acknowledged the contribution of the ITEC programme in capacity building of nearly 1000 professionals from Kazakhstan in different sectors.
They noted efforts to enhance air connectivity between the two countries and welcomed the decision to increase the number of frequencies allotted for early operations by designated carriers between the two countries.
The duo acknowledged ongoing cultural exchanges in the framework of the bilateral programme of cooperation in the field of culture and art.
They extended support for organising cultural events in each other’s countries and to consider exchange of reciprocal Cultural Festivals in Kazakhstan and India.
With the purpose of further strengthening cultural ties, both leaders expressed interest in study of common historical heritage and promotion of touristic sites in Kazakhstan and India.