Kazakh President starts two-day visit to Jordan

AMMAN. November 3. KAZINFORM. /Yernur Akanbai/ Official visit of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will start today.

The visit will take place at the invitation of King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein. According to the visit's program, after the narrow meeting the extended talks with the participation of the official delegations of the two states will be held.

The Head of the State will also take part in the opening ceremony of the Days of Kazakhstan in Jordan and attend a concert in the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre.

Tomorrow on November 4 the President will visit the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau Industrial Park.

The top level negotiations will be devoted to the progress of execution of the agreements reached the Jordanian leader's visit to Kazakhstan, the issues of trade-economic and political cooperation.

According to the Jordan's embassy in Kazakhstan, it is the second visit of N. Nazarbayev to Jordan. The first one was in 2006. Then the two leaders agreed to strengthen diplomatic relations, create Kazakh-Jordanian Business Council, extend cooperation between the twin cities of Astana and Amman as well as open direct flight connection between the two capitals.

The diplomatic relations between the two states were established in 1993. According to the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture, in 2008 the volume of bilateral trade made USD 75 million. Over 8 months of 2009 the index of commodity circulation amounted to USD 20 million decreasing by 3.4 per cent. Thus the two sides plan to increase trade turnover through export of Kazakhstani grain and grain products to Jordan and creation of a joint processing enterprise on the territory of Kazakhstan.

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