Kazakhstan's Deputy FM Visits Argentina, Chile to deepen political dialogue

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During talks with his Argentine counterpart, Pedro Villagra Delgado, Yerzhan Ashikbayev said his main mission was to “deepen political dialogue” between Buenos Aires and Astana. The two deputy foreign ministers stressed “the need to expand bilateral cooperation in trade, energy, agriculture and infrastructure.” They also discussed cooperation in space-related matters and the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as Argentina’s participation in Expo 2017 Astana “Future Energy” between June 10 and Sept. 10

In Santiago, Chilean officials, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Milenko Skoknic, praised Kazakhstan’s activities as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018. Kazakhstan and Chile hold similar positions on international security issues, including promoting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.