President Zhaparov Highlights Kazakhstan's Importance As Key Trading Partner For Kyrgyzstan


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, April 19. Kazakhstan isone of Kyrgyzstan's key trading partners, President of KyrgyzstanSadyr Zhaparov said following narrow-format negotiations withPresident of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Trend reports.

"Kazakhstan is a priority in our foreign policy. There are nopolitical or regional disagreements between our countries. From thevery beginning of my presidency, you have consistently supported mein international forums and matters concerning the expansion ofKyrgyz-Kazakh relations," Zhaparov said, according to Akorda.

He emphasized that Kyrgyzstan is ready to provide assistance tothe fraternal Kazakh people in addressing the consequences offloods.

"I am confident that our mutual cooperation and strategicpartnership will continue to strengthen," Zhaparov said.

Meanwhile, Tokayev noted that bilateral trade and economiccooperation strengthen with each passing year. Last year, themutual trade turnover
reached $1.5 billion, which is a 26 percentincrease compared to 2022.

"We aim to elevate this figure to $2 billion. In pursuit of thisgoal, several promising projects are also underway. Overall,agreements in the trade and economic spheres are being fulfilled,"he said.

Additionally, during the negotiations, the parties discussedenhancing cooperation in the political, transportation, transit,and energy sectors. They also addressed regional and internationalagendas. It was noted that Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will sign anagreement to expand their allied relations.

To note, the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov is on avisit to Kazakhstan..

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