Olzhas Bektenov’s Productive Visit to Bishkek Strengthens Kazakh-Kyrgyz Relations

Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov of Kazakhstan embarked on a brief working visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, representing the Head of State's interests.

In Bishkek, Bektenov was warmly received by Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, where he conveyed greetings from Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Bektenov expressed Kazakhstan’s commitment to bolstering trade and economic ties, pledging full support for progressive cooperation.

At governmental discussions with Akylbek Japarov, Chairman of the Kyrgyz Cabinet of Ministers, the upcoming official visit of President Sadyr Japarov to Kazakhstan took center stage. Both sides focused on enhancing bilateral trade turnover to $2 billion, discussing specific projects to fortify economic collaboration. Kazakhstan expressed readiness to amplify exports of 195 goods totaling $260 million.

The two nations possess vast potential in various sectors including food, industrial, petrochemical, construction, and pharmaceutical industries. Plans for an Industrial Trade and Logistics Complex on the shared border promise mutual benefits, fostering trade, economic, and investment ties.

Efforts in agriculture collaboration will involve increased mutual product supplies, joint projects, and continued cooperation between research institutes and agricultural universities.

Bektenov underscored the significance of approving the operational modes of interstate water management facilities for the 2024 growing season.

Discussions also highlighted efforts to boost capacity at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border and enhance transit attractiveness for cargo carriers. Kazakhstan’s Transit and Transport Potential Development Concept until 2030 outlines plans for construction and reconstruction of several checkpoints.

Education, culture, and tourism were also on the agenda, with both parties committing to achieving the set objectives and elevating Kazakh-Kyrgyz cooperation to new heights.


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