The spokesman to the President of Kazakhstan Ruslan Zheldibay said that Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the creation of a "tripartite gas union" (Russia + Kazakhstan + Uzbekistan) at the talks in Moscow. The purpose of the mechanism is to coordinate the transportation of gas, Tengrinews.kz quoted him as saying.
“Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and Vladimir Putin believe that it was necessary to conduct detailed negotiations with the participation of experts from the three countries in order to find a rational solution to this problem, taking into account the interests of all interested parties,” Ruslan Zheldibay noted.
The day before, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that Vladimir Putin proposed the creation of "a kind of tripartite union" of Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and that Kazakhstan is ready to consider this proposal.
“There are issues that require additional coordination and even negotiations. In particular, we are talking about the gas sector,” the President of Kazakhstan underscored.