Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on an official visit in Astana, where he will hold talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and attend an interregional cooperation forum.
Putin is visiting Astana at the invitation of the leader of Kazakhstan. Tokayev himself met his Russian counterpart in the airport.
During the talks, the sides plan to compare notes on all areas of cooperation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier, adding that these include mutual investment.
The leaders will also exchange views on regional and international issues.