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Apr 24, 2019

PM Orbán visits Kazakhstan en route to China

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made a stopover in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan on his way to the second Belt and Road Forum in China

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made a stopover in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan and met recently appointed Prime Minister Askar Mamin on his way to the second Belt and Road Forum in China.

In a short video posted on his Facebook page, PM Orbán simply wrote “Nur-Sultan”.

“I have been to Astana before, but not to Nur-Sultan,” PM Orbán said jokingly during the meeting of the two delegations. “I was glad to come here, because we would like to renew an old friendship”.

Astana has been renamed Nur-Sultan in honor of Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the country since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1990 until this March, when he resigned at the age of 78.

On March 25-27th, PM Orbán will attend the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.