Astana (Kazakhstan), July 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached Astana on the second leg of his eight-day tour to five central Asian countries and Russia, met his Kazakh counterpart Karim Massimov here on Tuesday.
The two leaders were discussing issues of mutual importance to their respective countries. Further details are awaited.
A high-powered FICCI delegation, representing sectors such as construction, pharmaceuticals, mining, banking, power transmission and IT, is accompanying Prime Minister Modi on his visit to Kazakhstan.
Top Indian companies such as Essar group, GMR, BHEL, NASSCOM, Punjab National Bank, Lupin, Punj Llyod and SUN Group are being represented in the business delegation. During the visit, the CEOs will meet leading companies from Kazakhstan and discuss a comprehensive strategy to enhance our mutual trade and investment.
Earlier, Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to India, Bulat Sarsenbayev, told ANI that his country is keenly looking forward to Prime Minister Modi’s arrival, and added that the already “dynamic” Indo-Kazakh ties will get a huge fillip with this visit.
The envoy said that a well established political cooperation between the two countries is a good basis for the development of mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation. (ANI)