(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 8. Kazakhstan
is interested in boosting the investment partnership and
diversifying bilateral trade with the EU, Prime Minister of
Kazakhstan, Alikhan Smailov said in a meeting with Vice President
of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, trend reports.
According to Smailov, in recent years, cooperation in
critical raw materials between Kazakhstan and the EU has gained
significance. In this regard, Smailov reminded that last year,
during the COP-27 conference, he signed a Memorandum of Cooperation
in this field with President of the European Commission, Ursula von
der Leyen. A few weeks ago, in Almaty, the exchange of roadmaps for
implementing this Memorandum took place with Vice President of the
European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis.
"The document encompasses practical measures to
strengthen our partnership in real sectors of the economy, with a
key focus on the implementation of green technologies. Undoubtedly,
this will provide an additional impetus to the achievement of our
common goals in this area," he said.
Maroš Šefčovič, on his part, expressed the EU's
readiness to continue the practical implementation of all
previously agreed upon commitments.
Overall, the sides engaged in discussions on enhancing
collaboration between Kazakhstan and the EU in various sectors,
including trade, investments, energy, transport, and logistics.
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