Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan discussed strengthening of industrial cooperation

Kazakhstan Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov and Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdullah Aripov discussed cooperation in the water field and strengthening industrial cooperation, according to a message posted on the website of the Kazakh prime minister.

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan held negotiations with a colleague from Uzbekistan in Almaty on the eve of the meeting of the Eurasian Interior Council.

The parties discussed issues of strengthening trade and economic cooperation, interaction in agriculture, transit and transport and gas spheres. In particular, the course of the implementation of the road map to increase bilateral trade and the results of the work of cooperative industrial projects.

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Particular attention is also paid to the expansion of interstate water relations. The parties emphasized the high level of the current partnership, confirmed the readiness to comply with previously reached agreements and strengthen further interaction. This also applies to the joint management and use of cross -border water bodies. “Kazakhstan pays special attention to the development of strategic partnership with Uzbekistan,” said Smailov.

According to the Prime Minister, Uzbekistan is one of the largest trading partners of Kazakhstan. The volume of trade in 2022 reached the planned line of $ 5 billion. For 11 months of last year, mutual trade also showed good results and amounted to $ 4.1 billion, he said.

“We are faced with the task of bringing trade to $ 10 billion. Therefore, it is necessary to take systematic measures to expand trade and economic ties. The Kazakh government is ready for active joint work to achieve all the intended goals,” Smailov emphasized.

In turn, Abdullah Aripov noted that the strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan is rapidly developing in the spirit of friendship, good neighborliness and mutual respect.

“The heads of our states have determined specific tasks for the further development of multifaceted relations between the two countries. We are ready to take all the necessary measures with you to perform these tasks,” he said.