Kazakhstan declares no plans to join allied states

08:40 26.05.2023 CIS

Kazakhstan does not plan to join the union states. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the Republic Kassym-Jomart Tokayev Ruslan Zheldibay on Facebook (a social network banned in Russia; owned by the Meta corporation, recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation).

He recalled that the head of state took part in the summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). According to Zheldibay, Tokayev's main message is that integration within the EAEU should only follow the economic track. The spokesman also noted that Russia and Belarus are showing a higher and closer level of rapprochement.

“In fact, we are talking about one people and state. And in this vein, it is very important to separate the initiatives within the framework of two integration projects, which have completely different goals. As for our country, Kazakhstan does not intend and does not plan to create or join any union states,” Zheldibay emphasized.

Earlier, Tokayev, during a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Forum, spoke about the phenomenon of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. He stated that the level of integration between these countries is so high that Moscow and Minsk have one nuclear weapon for two. According to the President of Kazakhstan, the level of integration between Russia and Belarus is different from that which other EAEU countries currently have.

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