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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Putin, Nazarbayev Meet

President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev adopted measures to ease cross-border trade and travel at talks Tuesday that also focused on energy cooperation.

During a meeting in Chelyabinsk, the two agreed to set up 19 joint customs posts and allow citizens of Russia and Kazakhstan to visit each other's countries using their internal identity cards.

"The result of today's meeting is very important for people who live on both sides of the border," Nazarbayev said.