This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Kazakhstanskaya Pravda.

The Russian leader stressed that from January 1, 2024, Russia will chair the CIS.

"Among our main priorities are the deepening of economic cooperation, the expansion of cultural and humanitarian ties, contacts in the field of security and law enforcement, and the conjugation of Eurasian integration processes," Putin said.

Earlier, he said that the peoples of Russia and Kazakhstan have always been and remain true friends.

Also, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that the regularity of his meetings with Putin indicates the high content of relations between the two countries.