The former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev talked over the phone with the leaders of CIS countries, reports the press service of Akorda.
Nursultan Nazarbayev held talks with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. "The heads of state talked about the decision to stop the fulfillment of the powers of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev from March 20, 2019", - says in the press service of the President of Kazakhstan.
Moreover, a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took place. Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed great regret in connection with the decision taken by Nursultan Nazarbayev to resign the powers of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The head of Uzbekistan called Nursultan Nazarbayev "a great politician and President who is able to make such a decision". The leaders agreed to continue regular contacts in the future.
Besides, a telephone conversation took place with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan. Nikol Pashinyan regretted the decision taken by Nursultan Nazarbayev on the resignation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Prime Minister of Armenia stressed the significant role of Nursultan Nazarbayev in the development of successful interaction between the two countries.
In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev had a telephone conversation with President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov. The leader of Kyrgyzstan expressed regret in connection with the decision taken by Nursultan Nazarbayev as well. He noted the great contribution of Nursultan Nazarbayev to strengthening fraternal relations between the peoples of the two countries.
There was also a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Alexander Lukashenko expressed sincere regret in connection with the decision taken by Nursultan Nazarbayev. The head of Belarus noted that he highly appreciates the long-term friendship with Nursultan Nazarbayev and the good relations that have developed between Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Recall, it should be noted that yesterday, on March 19, Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the termination of the powers of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has been appointed Acting President of Kazakhstan.
In addition, it is worth noting that Nursultan Nazarbayev has been the head of the Kazakh SSR since April 1990. After the proclamation of independence by Kazakhstan, on December 1, 1991, as a result of nationwide elections, he was elected president of the country. Since then, he was re-elected in 1999, 2005 and 2011. In April 2015, as a result of the early presidential elections, he was re-elected for the fifth time for a term of five years, according to official information, gaining 97,75 percent of the vote.