Nazarbayev met with members of Japanese Parliamentary League of Friendship with Kazakhstan.
In Tokyo, President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with members of the Japanese Parliamentary League of Friendship with the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazpravda.kz reports.
During the meeting, the President noted that the Parliamentary League of Friendship with Kazakhstan is making an invaluable contribution to the strengthening of the strategic partnership between the two nations and thanked its members for the support to our country in the bid for hosting the EXPO-2017 and efforts for cooperation development.
He noted intensification of Kazakh-Japanese cooperation in all the areas and that the Asian nations have common destiny.
The chairman of the Japan Parliamentary Friendship League with Kazakhstan Takeo Kawamura reminded that next year is 25th since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Kazakhstan, expressing hope that this date and the EXPO-2017 would contribute to activating the inter-parliamentary exchange.
He also congratulated our country on the election of non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2017-2018, believing that in this post Kazakhstan will be able to make greater contributions to the cause of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
Nazarbayev recalled that he had previously submitted the manifesto "The World. XXI Century", and at the UN General Assembly called on achieving the goal of building by 2045 a world free of nuclear weapons and expressed hope for assistance from Japan in these initiatives.