(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 26. The
restrictions on grain export have been lifted in Kazakhstan since
September 10, the country's Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of
Trade and Integration Serik Zhumangarin told reporters after the
government meeting, Trend reports via Kazakh media.
'We have enough grain. Besides, the Food Contract Corporation
has purchased [grain for reserve], so we don't experience threats
[of grain deficit],' Zhumangarin said.
He also answered the question to which countries Kazakh grain is
planned to be sent.
'I had preparations for consultations with Pakistan and Iran.
When we were in Samarkand, the Head of State [Kassym-Jomart
Tokayev] held meetings with the presidents of Pakistan and Iran and
gave specific instructions. Next week, we'll hold talks about not
only supplies [of grain], but also the expansion of transport
logistics, and optimization of work intergovernmental commission on
trade and economic cooperation,' the minister explained.
'There is a whole block of issues. We have big plans for exports
because we were set with the task of doubling non-commodity
exports,' added Zhumangarin.
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