PM Modi arrives in Astana, thanks Kazakh counterpart for welcome

Astana(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Astana, thanking his Kazakh counterpart Karim Massimov for the welcome accorded to him.

The Prime Minister took to twitter to share his greetings.

“I am happy to be in Kazakhstan, India’s very valued friend in Central Asia,” he posted.

“Thank you PM Karim Massimov for the memorable welcome,” he added

Prime Minister Modi is in Kazakhstan for the second leg of his eight-day tour to five central Asian countries and Russia.

A high powered FICCI delegation, representing sectors such as construction, pharmaceuticals, mining, banking, power transmission and IT, has accompanied him on his visit.

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.