WTO opens Kazakhstan access to unified system of world trade - Idrissov

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Accession to the World Trade Organization is a balancer of foreign economic relations of Kazakhstan, this has been announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov at the governmental hour in Majilis.

According to Erlan Idrissov, Eurasian Union, however, does not mean that Kazakhstan concentrates only on this project. Our country works in different directions. Thus, last year Kazakhstan successfully completed negotiations with the European Union on the new agreement aimed at expansion partnership and cooperation, the country's accession to the WTO. Idrissov expressed hope that both processes will be completed this year. "January 20 we initialed the text of the agreement with the European Union. We hope that during this year we will be able to sign this agreement and begin to work in this direction," said the Minister. He also noted that the WTO will open Kazakhstan access to unified system of world trade, technical standards, rules and regulations. The same rules and regulations will be applied in respect of Kazakhstan to trade with other countries.

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