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European Council President Charles Michel to visit Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in October




European Council President Charles Michel and President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meeting in New York, 21 September Photo credit: Akorda press service

President of the European Council Charles Michel will visit Astana on 26-27 October to attend the Central Asian leaders meeting following President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s invitation, Michel confirmed on Twitter on 8 October.

“European Union (EU) is ready to deepen ties with Central Asia and support intra-regional cooperation,” he wrote.

Also, Michel plans to visit Uzbekistan on 28 October to meet with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

On the sidelines of the Global Food Security Summit on 21 September in New York, Tokayev met with Michel to address the prospects for strengthening the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and the EU, focusing on developing political dialogue, trade, and economic cooperation. Following the meeting, Tokayev invited Michel to pay a visit to Kazakhstan.

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