Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 22

2-June-2008

CASPIAN

Russian President Medvedev Makes Kazakhstan First Foreign Stop

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 22 May made Kazakhstan his first foreign country to visit since becoming president of the Russian Federation on 7 May. Mr Medvedev met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana for talks that focused on the two countries energy relations. Kazakhstan ships most of its 1mn b/d of export crude oil through Russia, which has kept a...