"From 2015, when Prime Minister Modi visited Kazakhstan, we really started to think to deepen economic relation. Politically we are very close. We provide support to each other at multilateral and bilateral levels," he said.
"We have come to an understanding that we need to focus on the economic part of our relations. And we have started working accordingly. As a result, today more than 560 Indian companies are doing business in Kazakhstan," he said.
According to the preliminary results shared by the country's Election Commission, Tokayev, the chosen successor of former Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, is set to become the President after securing nearly 71 per cent of the votes.
In his address to the nation shortly after assuming Presidency, Tokayev had announced that the elections would be conducted earlier than anticipated.
A total of seven candidates ran for the Presidency this time including Daniya Yespayeva, the first woman candidate to do so in the country's history. The voter turnout in the elections was 77.4 per cent.
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