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Kazakhstan and Estonia plan to cooperate in transit transport sector

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by October 25, 2016 Legal

Kazakhstan side of the IPC was headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenko, Estonian � by Vice-Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Vaino Reinart.

The sides discussed prospects of cooperation in investment and transit-transport sectors, agro-industry, agro-processing, construction and tourism. A significant potential for development of cooperation was noted in the areas of information technologies, education and science, health care.

B. Reinart said Kazakhstan is the most important trade and economic partner in the region for Estonia. During the discussion of economic relations, cooperation in transit transport sector was proposed as the main theme. The Estonian side presented the possibility of using the port and train capacity of its country to implement joint projects in the framework of the concept ” The Silk Road Economic Belt.”

R. Vasilenko noted that the task of the comprehensive development of relations with Estonia is related to the most important in the European direction. High dynamics of contacts at various levels between the officials, public and business circles of Kazakhstan and the European countries indicates the obvious interest of Europeans to deepen relations with our country, and Estonia could become an additional link between Kazakhstan and the EU, especially in the economic sphere.

According to the Kazakh diplomat, opening of new transit corridors, the main routes in the Eurasian space, the implementation of which Kazakhstan is actively involved, could contribute to this goal.

Discussing the possibility of the tourism development, R. Vasilenko noted the importance of this industry for the economy of the forthcoming International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 and introduced a mobile application “Kazakhstan – the country of the Great Steppe” developed in Kazakhstan, acquainting with the socio-economic and tourism potential of Kazakhstan.

Following the results of the meeting, a protocol, reflecting the promising areas of bilateral cooperation, was signed.

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