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Cameron first PM in Kazakhstan

David Cameron has arrived on a mission to boost British trade with the mineral-rich Kazakhstan. He becomes the first serving Prime Minister to visit the country.

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Cameron: Kazakhstan is an 'emerging power'

David Cameron said Kazakhstan was "not just an emerging market" but "an emerging power" after signing a strategic partnership with the country:

We have agreed to open a new chapter in our relationship. The strategic partnership agreement that we have just signed will take our relationship to a new level.

A relationship based on strong economic ties, on closer co-operation on security and defence and on increasing links between our people.

– David Cameron

The Government hopes the business deals signed on the trip will be the start of a surge in trade, which could result in contracts worth £85 billion in Kazakhstan over the coming years.

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