Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The two presidents discussed preparations for the IX
Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum that will
take place in Pavlodar in September.
Mr Putin and Mr
Nazarbayev exchanged views on integration matters
within the Customs
Union and the Common
Economic Space, including in the context of Russia's
accession to the WTO. The two leaders also discussed
opportunities for joint participation in multilateral
economic projects in the Central Asian region.