Kazakhstan and Armenia discuss bilateral cooperation

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In the framework of further development of Kazakh-Armenian interaction, Ambassador Bolat Imanbayev met with Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan and Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Zhanna Andreasyan, Kazinform News Agency cites the press service of the Kazakh MFA.

The Armenian side was informed about the process of implementation of large-scale political, socio-economic and democratic reforms in Kazakhstan, as well as the content of the interview of the Head of State to Egemen Kazakhstan newspaper. During the meetings, background materials were presented on the indicators achieved in the key sectors of Kazakhstan's economy, measures to ensure human rights and the results of the years of Kasym-Jomart Tokayev's presidency.

During the talks with Minister of Economy of Armenia Kerobyan, the results of bilateral trade and economic cooperation in 2023 were summarized. Continued annual increase in the mutual trade turnover was noted, which in the first 11 months of 2023 showed an increase of 30% compared to the same period last year. The sides discussed issues related to the further expansion of trade and economic relations, in particular the measures to create mechanisms of interaction between Kazakh and Armenian businessmen. Interest was confirmed in holding the 10th regular meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission on economic co-operation this year. The Armenian side was provided with detailed information about the Astana International Forum June this year.

The high level of cooperation achieved in the cultural, humanitarian and sports spheres was emphasized at the meeting with the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia Andreasyan. The role of the Abay Centre established at the Yerevan State University, where necessary conditions are created for studying the Kazakh language, history and culture of the country, was especially noted. In this context, Minister Andreasyan expressed interest in opening a similar center in Kazakhstan. According to her, "it is a great opportunity for collaboration where student and faculty exchange programs can be organized". The sides also discussed the implementation of the bilateral program of cooperation in the field of culture for 2023-2025 and expressed readiness to sign the interministerial program of cooperation in the field of physical culture for 2024-2026. During the meeting the invitation of the Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan to take part in the 5th World Nomad Games to be held in Astana on 8-14 September this year was handed over to the Armenian side.

Following the meetings, the sides reaffirmed their commitment to further developing and strengthening the multifaceted partnership between the two countries.

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