Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke on the telephone on 28 April to Mr Mukhtar Tleuberdi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
The Minister emphasized the political importance we attach to our relationship with Kazakhstan and to the strategic partnership concluded with the country in 2008, which we want to deepen further. The holding today of the 14th Franco-Kazakh joint commission and the forthcoming visit to Kazakhstan by Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, should further our major bilateral projects in several fields of our cooperation.
The ministers discussed the global pandemic situation and ways to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The two ministers also spoke about the situation in Afghanistan. They signalled their concern about the region’s stability and agreed to continue their talks on the crisis.