Tokayev: EU is leading trade partner of Kazakhstan

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with President of the European Council Charles Michel on the sidelines of the Central Asia-European Union summit in Kyrgyzstan's Cholpon-Ata, the Kazakh presidential press service said on Friday, Ednews reports citing Interfax.
"Greeting Charles Michel, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said Kazakhstan prioritizes its strategic partnership with the European Union. The enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement between our country and the EU has ushered in a new phase of comprehensive interaction. The EU is a leading trade partner of Kazakhstan and a major investor in its economy today," it said.
Michel "lauded the trend towards growing cooperation between the European Union and Kazakhstan, and highlighted the need to work together to further develop [their] interaction," it said.
Tokayev and Michel also exchanged views on certain items on the global and regional agenda, it said.