Trade turnover of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan reached $3 bn in 2018

Date: 10:08, 15-04-2019.

Almaty. April 15. KazTAG - Trade turnover of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan reached $3 bn in 2018, said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, president of Kazakhstan.
"Last year trade turnover between our states increased by approximately 50% to $3 bn. I'd like to emphasize that mutual rapprochement of two states is perceived by people with great enthusiasm . Therefore, it is very symbolic that my first state visit to a brotherly country coincided with the opening of the Year of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan, ” Tokayev said in an interview with the National News Agency of Uzbekistan.
He also marked that the decision to hold the Year of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan was a bright page in the bilateral relations.
“The year of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan went at a very high level. In our country, more than 200 events were organized that contributed to the expansion and strengthening of contacts between people, institutions of science, culture, education, and business structures. The first forum of interregional cooperation of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan was successfully held. According to the results, important documents were signed, providing for the further development of interregional relations between the states, " he said.
He believes, this format of cooperation "will become an important factor in the growth of interaction between border areas, it  will accelerate the entry of business into the markets of our states, and will significantly enhance bilateral trade."

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