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Japan intends to expand boundaries of coop with Kazakhstan – Shinz? Abe

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The President of Kazakhstan and the Prime Minister of Japan discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation – political, trade, economic and cultural-humanitarian relations.

The parties agreed to continue the active political dialogue, develop contacts at all levels, to ensure security in the region, to promote trade, economic and cultural-humanitarian ties, work together against challenges of the modern world.

“Kazakhstan – largest trade and economic partner of Japan in Central Asia. The volume of mutual trade turnover in 2015 amounted to half a billion dollars. We will expand the horizons of cooperation, especially the field of high technologies, agriculture, nuclear power, automotive and steel industry”, – said Nursultan Nazarbayev.

An additional platform for deepening cooperation in the exploration of rare earth metals, nuclear power industry, the banking sector, chemical industry, agriculture and transport will serve the Sixth meeting of the Joint Commission, the government and private sectors of Kazakhstan and Japan on economic cooperation with the participation of representatives of business circles of two countries.

In turn, Prime Minister of Japan said that he is inspired with the signed joint Japanese-Kazakh statement, aimed at further developing the strategic partnership.

“This document will be the landmark for the future cooperation, the improvement of the investment climate in Kazakhstan, supporting Japanese companies, maritime safety, the problem of North Korea, and others”, – said Shinzo Abe.

Japanese Prime Minister stressed that the stability in Central Asiais is very important.

Abe assured that stability in Central Asia is of paramount importance for international community. According to him, Japan contributes to stability and development of the region through the Central Asia plus Japan dialogue and implementation of the agreements reached during his last year’s visit to Central Asia.

The Japanese Prime Minister also added that the meeting with President Nazarbayev was ‘very fruitful’ and that the sides exchanged views on many issues, including Kazakhstan’s upcoming UN Security Council non-permanent membership, North Korea’s nuclear program, nuclear disarmament, and Nursultan Nazarbayev’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima.

“We intend to expand the boundaries of cooperation, to develop relations between Japan and Kazakhstan”, – said Japanese Premier.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050

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