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by November 28, 2019 Market

10 documents were signed following the talks between Presidents of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Sooronbai Jeenbekov within the Fifth sitting of the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Supreme Interstate Council, refers to the press service of Akorda.

Addressing the participants of the meeting, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reminded of the previous meeting that was held in the capital of Kazakhstan in 2014.

Despite a certain pause in its work, the Council remains the highest body of cooperation, contributing to the adoption of important political decisions across the entire spectrum of bilateral relations, the Head of State said.

According to him, Kyrgyzstan is a good neighbor, ally and fraternal state for Kazakhstan.

Over the millennia, we have been united by reliable and strong bonds of friendship. For centuries, our ancestors lived in peace and harmony, supported each other in difficult times. On this constructive basis, we are building our relations successfully at the present stage, the President of Kazakhstan noted.

A grounding contractual and legal base was mentioned as an important achievement, numbering about 180 treaties and agreements.

Kazakhstan doesn’t have such a comprehensive institutionalization of bilateral relations with any state, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized.

The Head of State pointed out that the advantages of economic relations between the two countries are the presence of a common border, established transit and transport infrastructure, as well as partnership in the Eurasian Economic Union. Thanks to this, Kazakhstan has become one of the leading trade partners of Kyrgyzstan, firmly occupying the third position in the foreign trade turnover of its southern neighbor.

Our turnover has been showing steady growth for the third year in a row. From 2015 to 2018, the volume of mutual trade grew by 30%, amounting to 900 million US dollars. Kazakhstan is one of the largest investors in the Kyrgyz economy, having invested more than 1 billion US dollars, the President of Kazakhstan said.

In turn, Sooronbai Jeenbekov expressed confidence that the Kazakh-Kyrgyz strategic partnership and allied relations will continue to be strengthened for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries.

In their speeches the Heads of State noted the contribution of First President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev to the establishment and development of Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan relations.

During the negotiations, the Kyrgyz side announced its decision to erect a monument to Abay Kunanbayuly in Bishkek in 2020.

Following the negotiations, 10 documents were signed:

1. Joint Declaration of the President of Kazakhstan and President of Kyrgyzstan;

2. Comprehensive cooperation program between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for 2020 – 2022;

3. Package of Decisions of the Supreme Interstate Council;

4. Agreement between Kazakh, Kyrgyz governments on cooperation in migration;

5. Agreement between Kazakh, Kyrgyz governments On joint actions on construction of a new bridge and reconstruction of the bridge between Kazakhstan’s Karassu-Avtodorozhnyi and Kyrgyzstan’s Ak-tilek-Avtodorozhnyi checkpoints;

6. Agreement on Cooperation in fight with economic and financial crimes between the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan and State Service for Fight with Economic Crimes of Kyrgyzstan;

7. Agreement between the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan and General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan on organization of reception, airfield-technical support and protection of military aircraft at military airfields of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic;

8. Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Healthcare of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Healthcare of Kyrgyzstan;

9. Memorandum of cooperation and mutual understanding between the Ministry of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan and the State Inspection for Environmental and Technical Safety of Kyrgyzstan Government;

10.Agreement on joint actions on promotion and implementation of investment projects in the territory of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (between JSC NC KazakhInvest and Kyrgyz Agency for Investments Promotion).

Source: Kazakhtan 2050