The governor of Almaty met with the general consuls of Russia, Uzbekistan, France and South Korea
The governor of Almaty Bauyrzhan Baybek held the bilateral meetings with the general consuls of Russia, Uzbekistan, France and South Korea.
During the meeting with the Consul General of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Bobrov, the both sides discussed the issues of strengthening trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian connections.
Russia is traditionally one of the key economic partners of Kazakhstan. There are agreements on cooperation in a number of areas between Almaty’s executive committee and the mayors of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. The trade turnover between Almaty and the neighboring country shows stable growth. Only in the last year the figure has grown by 12%.
Positive dynamics of economic relations are also noted with neighbors from Uzbekistan. For the first 9 months of last year, the trade turnover increased by 47.8% compared with the previous year and amounted to 281.6 million US dollars.
According to the Consul General of Uzbekistan Abror Fatkhullayev, these figures indicate a high level of trust and partnership between the parties. In addition, he expressed particular gratitude to the Republic of Kazakhstan for the fact that one of the central streets of Almaty was named after the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. This is an important milestone in strengthening friendship between the two countries, he noted.
In that day Bauyrzhan Baybek also discussed the expansion of cooperation in the field of green technologies and the exchange of experience in the development of the tourism cluster with French Consul Alexis Shahtahtinsky and South Korea Consul Kim Hung Soo.
Source: Official Internet Resource of Almaty City