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Governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan signed the Road Map on bilateral economic cooperation

02 December 2017, 17:27

On December 2, 2017, within the framework of the visit of the governmental delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic to Astana, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Tolkunbek Abdygulov signed the Road Map on bilateral economic cooperation.

On the instructions of the Head of State N. Nazarbayev, following the meeting with the President of Kyrgyzstan in Minsk, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan held negotiations with the governmental delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic, following which the Road Map on bilateral economic cooperation was signed, including on the situation on the border.

The road map contains 50 measures on the complex solution of topical issues of bilateral cooperation, cooperation in the field of border, transport, phytosanitary and veterinary control, customs and tax administration. The document includes 16 operational measures, 5 short-term measures and 29 system measures.

"These measures are aimed at further adapting the Kyrgyz economy to the norms and requirements of the EurAsEC in order to ensure access of Kyrgyz goods to the markets of EurAsEC," A. Mamin said.

After the signing of the Roadmap, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will adopt new approaches to jointly ensure the measures of customs, tax, veterinary, phytosanitary and sanitary-epidemiological control at the external borders of the EAEU and provide export-import and transit supplies through the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border with the participation of representatives of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

The Kyrgyz side undertook obligations to exercise proper control in the above areas in full compliance with the requirements of the EAEU.

"The full and timely implementation of the Roadmap will help form a common market on the principles of transparency, legitimacy and mutual benefit, as well as provide a stimulus for strengthening mutually beneficial trade and economic ties in the traditional channel of good-neighborliness and friendship," A. Mamin said.

At the same time, as the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said, "joint work will be carried out to comply with the requirements of the technical regulations of the EurAsEC, including the certification of Kyrgyz goods in Kazakhstan's conformity assessment bodies".

Following the signing of the Roadmap, the parties agreed that, as of 00:00 of December 3, 2017, the Border Guard Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan at all points of the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyz border, will pass from the enhanced border control to the regular border protection.