"Higher growth allows for capital investments"

Vucic recalled that it is now difficult to get investments from Turkey because of the high inflation rate and the minimum wage of 210 euros in that country - much lower than in Serbia. "Why should somebody come to us from Turkey, when they can pay their workers less in their own country, and find as well-trained a workforce as we have.

Serbian and Kazakh presidents exchange state decorations

The ceremony took place after the two leaders met at the presidential palace in Astana.

Nazarbayev pointed to the friendship between the two countries and the contribution of the president of Serbia to the strengthening of ties between them.

Vucic then presented Nazarbayev with the Order of the Republic of Serbia 1st Degree.

Gojkovic meets with Tokayev

ASTANA - Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic met with the chairman of Kazakhstan's Senate, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in Astana on Tuesday.

They noted Gojkovic's trip to Kazakhstan was exceptionally significant as the first-ever visit by a parliament speaker, and also the first inter-parliamentary visit, in the history of the relations between the two countries.

Gojkovic to begin official visit to Kazakhstan Tuesday

BELGRADE - Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic will on Tuesday begin an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan at the invitation of the country's parliament during which she will meet with Kazakh officials.

Gojkovic will kick off the visit with meetings with Senate Chairman Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and top officials of the Mazhilis.