“Today Vladimir Vladimirovich said that we need to create some kind of tripartite alliance, and he is going to call the President of Uzbekistan,” RIA Novosti quoted Tokayev as saying at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

He noted that he needed to delve into this topic.

“In principle, we are ready for this.

Why not,” the Kazakh leader added.

Earlier, Tokayev said that Kazakhstan would continue to pursue a policy of strategic cooperation with Russia and China.

He also said that Kazakhstan would do everything to protect Russian investments in the country.