Modi, who is on a tour of Central Asian countries, met President Nazarbayev on the second day of his visit to Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev, who turned 75 earlier this week, has ruled oil-rich Kazakhstan since 1989.

Nazarbayev, officially titled Leader of the Nation, is a former steelworker who promoted market reforms. He turned Kazakhstan, with an estimated population of 17 million, into the second largest economy in the former Soviet Union and the No 2 oil producer after Russia.

Earlier yesterday PM Modi invited resource-rich Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund as well as businesses to invest in India's renewable energy, manufacturing and smart city project.

He said businessmen of both the countries can work together in space, cyber security, health and infrastructure, stressing that India-Kazakhstan partnership is a 'win-win situation'.

Modi, who is on a visit to Central Asia and Russia, made these comments while addressing a round-table interaction with CEOs and business leaders of Kazakhstan and India.

"I believe the sovereign wealth fund and your companies can invest in these sector. They have scope for manufacturing sector which is a big requirement for India," he said.

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