Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation

Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Zheparov as part of a working visit to Almaty met with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov.

According to the press service of the Kyrgyz government, Zhaparov noted that the current relationship of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan confirms the high level of political dialogue.

“The volume of mutual trade and investment is growing every year, and business, scientific and cultural relations are activated. The intergovernmental council discusses general strategic goals, conceptual approaches and directions of long-term and stable development of the Kyrgyz-Kazakh cooperation. Active interaction between our countries It is carried out on multilateral sites, ”he said.

The head of the Cabinet of Ministers emphasized the interest of the Kyrgyz side in the further deepening of allied relations with Kazakhstan, based on mutual trust and understanding.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov, in turn, noted that Kyrgyzstan is a strategic partner of Kazakhstan.

He noted to note the progressive development of trade and economic interaction between the two countries.

“Over the 11 months of last year, mutual trade has grown by 12% and reached $ 1.3 billion. Governments continue to work on the previously set heads of state to bring the volume of trade up to $ 2 billion. We are ready to support the Kazakh-Kyrgyz strategic strategic Partnership in all directions, ”he said.

Zhaparov and Smailov discussed the course of the implementation of previously reached agreements between the two countries and other pressing issues of bilateral cooperation, including in the field of trade and economic cooperation, in the field of transport.