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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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Kazakh president: I would vote for Cameron

David Cameron was given the backing of Kazakhstan's ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev, who said he would vote for the Prime Minister.

President Nazarbayev, who has been labelled a dictator by critics, won 95 percent of the vote in Kazakhstan's most recent election.

David Cameron held talks with Nursultan Nazarbayev this morning Credit: REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov

Asked what advice he could give to Cameron ahead of the 2015 general election in the UK, the president said: "Personally I would vote for him."

The Prime Minister's trade mission to Kazakhstan has been overshadowed by controversy over the country's human rights record.

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