Kazakhstan highly appreciates the political support provided by Washington, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev said during the meeting with his US counterpart Donald, the White House reported.
"First of all, Mr. President, thank you very much for your invitation. It’s a great honor to be here. And I would like to start with congratulating you with a first anniversary in the office. And that year was very productive, and you achieved a lot for your country.
"And today’s visit is a witness to that friendship and partnership. And I’m looking to the fruitful discussion with you on the topics that are of mutual interest to our both countries. And I do believe that, after this visit, the economic cooperation between the two countries will grow even further.
"And I’m the first President from my part of the world to be received in the White House. It’s a great honor. And Kazakhstan has always enjoyed the very good political relations, and we appreciate the American support for independence and territorial integrity. And for the 26 years of our independence, we’ve enjoyed a very good, strong partnership with your country. We appreciate that very much," Nazarbayev noted.