Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Agree to Enhance Bilateral Ties, Trade

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held a video conference with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulla Aripov, to discuss issues related to the economy and trade cooperation.

According to a government statement, both sides held a detailed discussion on agreements reached between the two neighbors following the state visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Kazakhstan,

“The dignitaries (Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan PMs) conferred on enhancing bilateral cooperation in areas of trade, investment, transit-transport, water, and energy sectors,” said the statement.

Cooperation in areas of agriculture, health, education, and tourism also dominated the talks between the top officials.

During the talks, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan agreed to work on increasing mutual trade to $5 billion in the short-term period and to $10 billion in the medium term.

Mamin and Aripov also talked about the ongoing work to establish an international center of industrial cooperation (Central Asia) at the border sides of the two countries.

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