Leaders of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan discussed expansion of cooperation

In Astana, a ceremony of the meeting of the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov, who arrived in Kazakhstan on an official visit, took place in Astana. This was reported by the press service of the prreisent of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Then negotiations of the heads of state were held in a narrow composition.

President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokaev emphasized that the visit of the head of Kyrgyzstan is of particular importance for the parties.

“Today we are signing a historical document – an agreement on the deepening and expansion of allied relations that will give a new impetus to the development of Kazakh -Kyrgyz ties,” said Kasim -Zhomart Tokaev.

The Head of State expressed gratitude to Sadir Zhaparov and the people of Kyrgyzstan for the fraternal humanitarian aid in connection with large -scale floods in a number of regions of Kazakhstan.

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan indicated the dynamic development of bilateral contacts. The special impulse of which, in his opinion, give an active political dialogue, close intergovernmental and inter -parliamentary ties.

“Our bilateral trade and economic cooperation is stronger every year. Last year, mutual turnover reached $ 1.5 billion and increased by 26 %. We aim to increase this indicator to $ 2 billion. A number of promising projects are also being implemented in this direction . In general, agreements in the trade and economic sphere are carried out, ”he said.

During negotiations, special attention was paid to the expansion of cultural and humanitarian ties.

In turn, the President of Kyrgyzstan thanked Kasim-Zhomart Tokayev for hospitality.

“Kazakhstan is our close neighbor, a fraternal country and one of the main trading partners. Kazakhstan is a priority in our foreign policy. There are no political and regional disagreements between our countries. From the first days of my presidency, you are constantly supporting me in international structures and issues of the expansion of Kyrgyz-Kazakh relations, we are ready to provide the brotherly Kazakh people in the elimination of the consequences of the floods. further strengthen, ”said Sadyr Zhaparov.

During the negotiations, the parties discussed issues of strengthening interaction in the political, transport, transit, energy spheres. And also examined the regional and international agenda.