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Kazakh defense minister to visit Baku

10 April 2014 [17:00] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

New Kazakh Defense Minister Serik Akhmetov will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on April 21-22.

This will be Akhmetov's first foreign visit in his new position, the Kazakh embassy in Baku told Trend Agency on April 10.

Akhmetov was appointed the country's defense minister on April 3. Previously, he served as Kazakh Prime Minister.

Azerbaijanis and Kazakhs are both Turkic-speaking nations and share close historical, religious, and cultural ties. Both are the littoral states of the Caspian Sea and possess a common maritime border.

About 130,000 ethnic Azerbaijanis live in Kazakhstan.

A solid legal basis has been established between the two countries. Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have signed more than 90 documents, including 20 documents in the economic field, particularly in double taxation. These documents positively affect the development of trade relations between the two countries.

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