Alikhan Smailov holds talks with Akylbek Japarov in Almaty

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov held negotiations with Akylbek Japarov, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers – Head of the Presidential Administration of Kyrgyzstan. The meeting took place on the margins of the 2nd Economic Forum "European Union - Central Asia" held in Almaty.

The parties discussed issues of development of trade and logistics infrastructure, attraction of investments, cooperation in agriculture and water-energy sector as well as a number of other issues.

Alikhan Smailov noted that Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have built relations based on the principles of mutual respect and good neighborliness. Last year the bilateral trade turnover increased by 7.5 percent and exceeded $1.1 billion, and the positive trend is continuing this year as well.

"We are taking measures to bring mutual trade up to $2 billion in the near future. I am sure that through joint actions we will achieve this goal. The Government of Kazakhstan is ready for an active dialogue in all spheres of our multifaceted cooperation," Prime Minister said.

For his part, Akylbek Japarov noted that all issues of the bilateral agenda between the countries are discussed and solved in a spirit of mutual understanding, trust and support. 

"I am sure that our meeting today will provide a good opportunity to discuss and determine further prospects for bilateral cooperation," Akylbek Japarov said.

#Алихан Смаилов #Международное сотрудничество #Премьер-Министр РК

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