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Kazakhstan intends to create free trade zone with Vietnam and EFTA in 1st half of 2015

20 January 2015, 22:01

“In the first half of 2015 year Kazakhstan will create a free trade zone with Vietnam AND states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA),” Deputy Minister of National Economy Timur Zhaksylykov has announced speaking during the CCS briefing in Astana today.

“Over 30 countries expressed wish to hold talks on establishment of the free trade zone. In general it’s a very important area in the integration process as it expanding markets for our entrepreneurs. Currently, we hold an active parley with Vietnam. I suppose the negotiations will be completed during the first half of this year," Mr. Zhaksylykov assure

According to him, Kazakhstan is in talks with the EFTA countries.