Vladimir Putin and President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took
part in the Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum held to discuss
current issues of cross-border cooperation. The event was attended by heads of the two countries’ ministries, agencies and regions, as well as business
people. The presidents attended the exchange of the documents signed during the forum.
Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited the Hermitage-Siberia Centre, part of the Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts and a regional branch of the State Hermitage
Museum in the Siberian Federal District.
The presidents toured the first exhibition held at the centre, Squeezing the Hilt of a Sword: Martial
Culture and Armour Traditions of the Middle East, which features over 400
items from the State Hermitage Museum, and then visited halls displaying
artwork by local artists.
The presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan also held a separate meeting in Omsk.