Alikhan Smailov meets with Head of Bashkortostan

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov met with the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan of the Russian Federation Radiy Khabirov, who arrived in Astana with a delegation. 

During the meeting they discussed measures to strengthen industrial cooperation between the regions of Kazakhstan and Bashkortostan, as well as issues of cooperation in agriculture, logistics, education and tourism in the context of further deepening of Kazakh-Russian cooperation.

Head of the Government noted that Russia is one of the main trade and economic partners of Kazakhstan. This is evidenced by the impressive volume of trade turnover, which in 2022 reached $27 billion with a 10 percent growth. In the first 11 months of last year, mutual trade also showed good results and amounted to almost $24 billion.

"A significant contribution to the development of Kazakh-Russian trade relations is made by the Republic of Bashkortostan. During the noted period, trade turnover with our regions exceeded $350 million. At the same time, we have great potential for further expansion of trade and economic relations," Alikhan Smailov said.

Prime Minister also expressed confidence that the business forum and working group meeting on cooperation held in Astana will give a significant impetus to bilateral interaction. 

For his part, the head of Bashkortostan indicated interest in further deepening of industrial cooperation and development of trade relations. 

"Economic cooperation between our enterprises is growing. We are well aware that the potential is just beginning to be realized. I believe that in the coming years our common task is to further increase trade turnover. We have all the necessary prerequisites for this," Radiy Khabirov said.

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