David Cameron defends controversial Kazakhstan trip with pledge to secure UK jobs
Brian BradyDavid Cameron said on Sunday night he was in Kazakhstan to “secure jobs back home”, as he put concerns over human rights behind a bid for billions of pounds of new investment at the start of his controversial visit to the Central Asian republic.
The Prime Minister suggested that he would raise Kazakhstan’s treatment of its own people during a meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, as he arrived at Atyrau, the oil hub on the Caspian Sea coast.
Pressure groups have been calling on Mr Cameron to challenge the Kazakh leader over “credible allegations” of abuses including torture, repression of the media and religious freedoms dating back over 15 years.
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