Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Holds Talks with Head of Bashkortostan to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Alikhan Smailov, recently met with the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan in the Russian Federation, Radiy Khabirov, who led a delegation to Astana.

Discussions during the meeting revolved around enhancing industrial cooperation between the regions of Kazakhstan and Bashkortostan. Additionally, talks encompassed collaborative efforts in agriculture, logistics, education, and tourism to further deepen the already robust Kazakh-Russian cooperation.

Acknowledging Russia as a key trade and economic partner, Prime Minister Smailov highlighted the substantial trade turnover, reaching $27 billion in 2022 with a noteworthy 10 percent increase. The past 11 months demonstrated positive results, registering nearly $24 billion in mutual trade.

Smailov emphasized the significant role played by the Republic of Bashkortostan in fostering Kazakh-Russian trade relations, surpassing $350 million in trade turnover during the specified period. He expressed optimism about the potential for further expansion in trade and economic ties.

Confident that the business forum and the meeting of the working group on cooperation in Astana would catalyze bilateral interaction, Prime Minister Smailov anticipated substantial progress in strengthening ties between the two regions.

In response, Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov expressed keen interest in deepening industrial cooperation and fostering trade relations. He emphasized the growing economic collaboration between enterprises and underscored the untapped potential, expressing belief in the coming years for a significant increase in trade turnover between the regions.





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