'Era of Independence' by Nursultan Nazarbayev to be published in Brazil
The Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs believes thus the Rukhani Zhangyru programme initiated by the President of Kazakhstan will be given practical expression in South America.
'Era of Independence' by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will be published in Portuguese in Brazil. Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairaat Abdrakhmanov said during a briefing on the results of bilateral talks with Brazil's Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
"I would like to note the efforts of the embassy of Kazakhstan in Brazil and that os Brazil to Kazakhstan to strengthen the cultural and humanitarian interaction. We can observe increasing interest of Brazil's media, cultural circles in our state. In the next year, we plan to publish the book of our head of state 'Era of Independence' in Portuguese in Brazil. So the Rujgani Zhangyru programme initiated by Nursultan Nazarbayev will be given practical expression in South America," said Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
According to him, Kazakhstan and Brazil's stances on all key international issues almost coincide and the sides plan to concentrate attention on investment and trade and economic cooperation.
"We noted the necessity to strengthen interaction in these directions, by taking into account that Brazil is our largest trade partner in Latin America in spite of long distances between our states, the volume of bilateral trade has exceeded 135 million dollars, with wider prospects in the trade. The spheres of cooperation include technologies, machinery, aviation, uranium production, mining. Developing of the cooperation in these sectors will also facilitate the implementation of the provisions of the recent Address of the President of Kazakhstan to the people. We are convinced that the visa-free regime set two years ago will facilitate both the development of tourism between our states and active travels between business circles of the two states," said Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
The Kazakh diplomat called the project to export Kazakhstan's uranium to Brazil as a breakthrough. Kairat Abdrakhmanov noted that it was very important in the development of energy cooperation between Kazakhstan and Brazil.
"As for breakthrough projects, then this year our uranium mining company KazAtomProm that is up for sale and participate in the privatization programme has recently won a tender to supply uranium to the Brazilian plant. It is a huge achievement for business in the international arena. I would also note the potential of our cooperation in peaceful uses of the atom, and in green technologies," he said.
The Kazakh Foreign Minister noted that the initiatives of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev would be widely supported among Brazilian business circles.
In turn, Brazil's Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes said that his visit to Kazakhstan, which is the first in the history of diplomatic relations between the two states, was a proof of Brazil's intentions to strengthen interaction with Kazakhstan in the current full agenda.
"In September this year, Kazakhstan and Brazil have marked the 25th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations. Many visits have been paid over this period, including at the level of the heads of state. The Justice Minister of Brazil also visited Astana during which three bilateral documents were signed. Among them, an agreement on extradition, on the transfer of convicted persons and mutual legal support in criminal cases. I am to meet the Minister of Agriculture to discuss cooperation prospects in this sector. Our bilateral trade has a huge potential," said Aloysio Nunes.
In addition, Aloysio Nunes informed on the intention to increase the volume of bilateral investment between Kazakhstan and Brazil up to 1 billion dollars.
"We will work jointly so to update trade flows between our states. We will also update the bilateral inflow of investment so to reach 1 billion dollars. The economies of the two states observe dynamic growth, so it will be relevant to continue the development between business circles of Kazakhstan and Brazil. We know that Kazakhstan has a number of ambitious tasks presented in the Address by the Kazakh President. We should note that Kazakhstan's constructive efforts as a non-permanent member in the UN Security Council over a two-year period. We have the same stances on the creation of a world free of nuclear weapons. We hope to expand our interaction in different sectors of bilateral relations," said the Brazil diplomat.
Following the data of the State Revenue Committee of the Finance Ministry of Kazakhstan, the trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Brazil for the period from this January to August has made up 82.3 million dollars. Kazakhstan's exports - 31.8 million dollars, imports from Brazil - 50.5 million dollars.
The main importing items from Brazil are sugar, tobacco, planes, machinery and their components, construction materials, meat, orange juice. In turn, the main exporting items of Kazakhstan to Brazil - sulphur, ferroalloy from iron and silicon, plastic products, rubber and ferrous metal.