Visit by Catherine Ashton to Kazakhstan: meeting with Nursoultan Nazarbayev, extracts from the speech at the Nazarbayev University

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-075483   Duration: 10:03:29  Lieu:
End production: 30/11/2012   First transmission: 30/11/2012
On 30 November 2012, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, went to Astana where she met with Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan. The Vice-President also made a speech at the Nazarbayev University.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General views of Astana (3 shots) 00:00:16
10:00:21 Handshake between Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and Noursoultan Nazarbaïev, President of Kazakhstan 00:00:04
10:00:25 Round table with Catherine Ashton and Noursoultan Nazarbaïev (9 shots) 00:00:19
10:00:44 Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): We are very keen to deepen and strengthen our relationship with Kazakhstan through the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement which will be the first of enhanced agreements in this region. Not surprisingly, we focused on economic and trade issues in our discussions. We fully support Kazakhstan as it moves forward in the negotiations to become a member of World Trade Organisation. We recognise the deep and strong economic ties between businesses in Kazakhstan and businesses in the European Union. We also talked about the relations with the region. I fully support the Presidents's call for regional integration. We discussed the importance of the EU-Central Asia Strategy and our work together. And I want to say how much the European Union recognises the importance of this region and how much we want to continue to work together. I stressed the importance of the security dialogue which we plan to have with the countries of this region, looking at issues of common concern. Finally I just want to say that we support the country's moving forward economic liberalisation and in support of civil society and human rights. We will continue to work closely together with Kazakhstan as we move forward into the future. And I look forward very much for having the opportunity to combat the Kazakhstan future (19 shots) 00:01:26
10:02:11 General views of Nazarbayev University in Astana (3 shots) 00:00:06
10:02:17 Handshake between Catherine Ashton and Shigeo Katsu, Rector of the Nazarbayev University 00:00:02
10:02:20 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:01
10:02:21 Catherine Ashton signing the Golden book (7 shots) 00:00:12
10:02:34 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:01
10:02:35 Nazarbayev University flags 00:00:02
10:02:38 Catherine Ashton and Shigeo Katsu walking towards the conference room 00:00:05
10:02:43 General views of the conference room: cutaways of the audience; Catherine Ashton making a speech; Catherine Ashton talking with students (18 shots) 00:00:41
10:03:25 Cutaway of a sign 00:00:03
10:03:29 Interior view of the University 00:00:02
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