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Consideration should be given to the creation of an international trade zone “Central Asia” in Turkestan region

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During the meeting on the socio-economic development of Turkestan region the President of Kazakhstan pointed to the importance of providing people with jobs, as well as creating conditions for the development of entrepreneurship, agriculture and improving the quality of transport and logistics services.

We should consider the possibility of creating an international trade zone Central Asia. This will give impetus to the development of the economy of both Turkestan region and the entire republic. We have the potential to increase trade with Uzbekistan by 2020 to 5 billion dollars per year. In this regard, I instruct the Government, together with the Governor’s Office of Turkestan region, to work with the Uzbek side on the establishment of an international trade zone and a new international checkpoint Turkestan”, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

Source: Kazakhstan 2050

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