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Jakarta Post

Kazakhstan to prioritize relations with Indonesia

  • Yohanna Ririhena

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 13 2012   /  10:01 am

Despite the geographic barriers, Kazakhstan has vowed to dedicate more priority to the development of a multi-aspect relationship with Indonesia, an envoy has said.

“We attach priority to countries, such as Indonesia, who play a leading role in ASEAN. Indonesia is known across the world as one of the most dynamic developing countries,” Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Indonesia Askhat Orazbay told The Jakarta Post.

Orazbay acknowledged that after the collapse of the Soviet Union 21 years ago, Kazakhstan, a new
country, focused on its relationships with its immediate neighbors. However, gradually it had expanded ties to other states and different regions.

“It is very unfortunate that during the past 20 years we could not establish direct relationships due to reasons such as the Asian financial crisis but now is the time,” he said.

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