Friday, 01 October 2021, 14:58:45
Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin.
The parties discussed issues of further development trade, economic, industrial cooperation, transit, transport, construction spheres, as well as the implementation of agreements reached at the highest level within the framework of the XVII Forum of Interregional Cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.
During the talks, special attention was paid to issues of advanced development of transport infrastructure, strengthening the transit potential of the two countries and regional transport connectivity, incl. within the corridors of Western Europe - Western China, North - South and other routes in the EAEU space.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan emphasized the need to increase the efficiency of transport potential by synchronizing work on the development of infrastructure, as well as the reconstruction of checkpoints across the Kazakh-Russian border.
Russia is a key trade and economic partner of Kazakhstan. This year, the dynamics of trade and economic cooperation between the countries is gradually recovering. For January-July of this year bilateral trade amounted to $12.7 billion, which is 26.7% higher than in the same period in 2020. If the current dynamics persist, the volume of trade between the two countries this year may exceed $20 billion.