B.Sagintayev, A.Abdullah discuss bilateral cooperation
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev met today with Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan A. Abdullah at venue of SCO Council of Heads of Government in Bishkek.
The sides discussed bilateral cooperation in trade, economic, humanitarian spheres and regional security.
As is known, Kazakhstan continues to provide practical support to Afghanistan. In particular, Kazakhstan promotes initiatives aimed at the regional infrastructural development with Afghanistan involved, including the expansion of the network of cross-border railway, projects on CASA-1000 high-voltage transmission lines and TAPI pipeline from Central Asia to the south.
In addition, Kazakhstan is providing technical and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in bilateral and multilateral formats.
994 Afghan students are currently studying at the Kazakhstan higher and vocational educational institutions.
The Government of Kazakhstan has allocated $2.3 million for the construction of schools, hospitals and roads in Afghanistan. There were also carried out humanitarian supplies in the amount of 20 thousand tons of food ($17 billion worth).
Taking into account the common interests in the field of regional security, Kazakhstan as a 2017-2018 non-permanent member of the UN Security Council will be actively involved in matters of resolving and preventing the conflicts with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan involved.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan