'Kazakhstan ready to sign Kyoto treaty'

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Speaker of Japan's House of Councilors Satsuki Eda and House of Representatives Speaker Yohei Kono in Tokyo on Thursday.

'Kazakhstan ready to sign Kyoto treaty'
Kazakhstan is ready to sign the Kyoto treaty, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said when meeting with Speaker of Japan's House of Councilors Satsuki Eda and House of Representatives Speaker Yohei Kono in Tokyo on Thursday.

At the meeting with the speaker of the House of Councilors Nazarbayev said that he supports Japan's environmental initiatives, Kazakh presidential press secretary Yerlan Baizhanov told a briefing after these meetings, Russian news agency reported.

Moreover, the president stated that Kazakhstan is ready to sign the Kyoto Protocol, the press secretary said.

"The Kazakh president thanked Japan for its help in rehabilitating the Semipalatinsk region and the Aral Sea," Baizhanov said.

At the meeting with Kono "the president pointed to the need to develop economic cooperation and spoke of the need to change the Japanese companies' fairly cautious approach towards business in Kazakhstan, because Kazakhstan has not only considerable mineral natural resources, but also vast land areas, which open up great prospects for agricultural cooperation," the president's press secretary said.

"There is no question about energy dialogue between Kazakhstan and Japan because Kazakhstan has considerable reserves of natural resources, while Japan 80% imports of them from abroad," Baizhanov said.
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