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Kazakh's newly 'elected' President likely to visit India by year-end, says Ambassador Sarsenbayev

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who is all set to be new of Kazakhstan, may visit by the year-end, said country's here on Monday.

"I believe that would pay a visit to by the end of this year. We need to prepare the visit plan properly and do not want to hurry," Sarsenbayev told ANI.

The preliminary election results showing certain win for in

Sarsenbayev said his country's economic relations with have improved significantly in the past few years, especially after the bilateral visit of in 2015.

"From 2015, when 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 after securing nearly 71 per cent of the votes.

had served as the from the country's independence in 1992 until his resignation in March this year.

After Nazarbayev's resignation, the Presidentship was transferred to the then of the (Upper House)

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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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 20:16 IST