The official welcoming ceremony of the President of Albania Bajram Begaj, who arrived in Kazakhstan on an official visit, took place in Akorda.
The heads of the two states received the welcome report of the Chief of the Guard of Honor, the national anthems of Kazakhstan and Albania were performed. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Bajram Begaj introduced to each other members of official delegations.
Then leaders of Kazakhstan and Albania held a tet-a-tet meeting.
“I would like to express my appreciation to you for having accepted my invitation to come to Kazakhstan, to pay first ever-official visit to Kazakhstan made by President of Albania. This visit is extremely important in terms of facilitating mutual cooperation. Kazakhstan is very much interested in having a closer relationship with your country and we believe that we have a lot of opportunities to explore in order to push forward our beneficial cooperation and ties in so many areas of mutual interest. It is very much symbolic that your visit is taking place just two weeks before when we thirty years ago established diplomatic relationship between both countries,” indicated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
In turn, the President of Albania expressed gratitude to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for the invitation to visit Astana and the hospitality shown.
“I am very glad to be in Kazakhstan. Thank you for your invitation. As you mentioned this visit coincides with the 30th year anniversary of our diplomatic relationship. This shows that our political relationship is good and we have to work more finding opportunities in our economic cooperation. The invitation goes back for you to come to Albania,” noted Bajram Begaj.