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Kazakhstan is ready to increase exports of non-primary goods to Qatar - Tokayev

14 February 2024 22:30 (UTC+04:00)
Kazakhstan is ready to increase exports of non-primary goods to Qatar - Tokayev

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during talks with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani stated that Kazakhstan is ready to increase exports to Qatar for 60 non-primary commodity items totaling $ 250 million, Azernews reports.

"In the near future, Qatar will become one of the ten largest investors in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is ready to increase exports to Qatar for 60 non-primary commodity items totaling $ 250 million," Tokayev said.

He also proposed to increase mutual trade to $500 million in the near future.

"Qatar is our important and reliable partner in the Islamic world. I believe that the time has come to give a new impetus to our bilateral relations. I propose to bring the interaction between Kazakhstan and Qatar to the level of a full-fledged strategic partnership. During my visit, important documents will be signed that will give our cooperation a strategic character.

We attach great importance to our relations, as Qatar is a special country for us. We are ready to make every effort to further strengthen bilateral ties. I express my gratitude for the hospitality extended to us," Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

During the talks, issues of agriculture, transport, logistics and tourism were discussed. In particular, the leader of Kazakhstan called on Qatar to work together to develop an intermodal transport network connecting the Gulf and Central Asia to stimulate economic activity in the region. Currently, Kazakhstan is one of the world's ten largest producers of wheat and flour and plans to increase the area of irrigated land to 3 million hectares. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev believes that there are grounds for expanding cooperation in the agricultural sector.

Special attention was paid to strengthening cultural and humanitarian ties. The Head of State proposed to organize Cultural Days of Kazakhstan and Qatar in the capitals of the two countries in 2025. He expressed confidence that these events will bring peoples closer together and demonstrate the richness of their cultural heritage.

In addition, topical issues of the regional and international agenda were discussed.

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