Today in Ukimet Uyi, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, held a meeting with the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Mammetkhan Chakiyev.

During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of deepening and expanding trade, economic and cross-border cooperation, the use of the transit-transport potential of countries, and the intensification of cooperation in the scientific, technical, cultural and humanitarian spheres. The priority is the project to create a special border trade zone on the border of Mangystau region and Balkan velayat. In addition, prospects for the implementation of a joint project to create a remote sensing system for Earth in Turkmenistan were considered.

“The Heads of our States - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov - have instructed to achieve the billion mark in mutual trade. It is necessary to intensify the work of the joint Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation. It is necessary to gradually increase the volume of mutual trade, using tools to stimulate mutually beneficial export supplies between the two countries and expand the range of goods supplied,” – the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said, noting the need to increase trade in such industries as metallurgy, engineering, construction materials, food, chemical products , light industry, pharmaceuticals and others.

Askar Mamin also expressed confidence that the 10th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission, held today in Astana, will give additional impetus to cooperation and will allow solving topical issues of the bilateral agenda.

Published: 11 March 2019



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