Kazakhstan and Turkey need to effectively use transit potential - Nazarbayev

14 September, 2018, 09:13 732
Kazakhstan and Turkey need to effectively use transit potential - Nazarbayev

The Kazakh head of state underlines Turkey's key role in investment in Kazakhstan. 


As part of an official visit to Turkey, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the 3rd session of the Council of Kazakhstan-Turkey High-Level Strategic Cooperation, Bnews.kz reports referring to the Akorda's website

Credit: Baurzhan Zhuassbayev 

Speaking to the session's participants, the Kazakh President dwelt on current issues of bilateral cooperation. 

Credit: Baurzhan Zhuassbayev

"Kazakhstan and Turkey's relations move in the spirit of strategic partnership, in which trade and economic interactions play an important role," said Nursultan Nazarbayev. 

The Kazakh head of state underlined Turkey's key role in investment in Kazakhstan. 

Credit: Baurzhan Zhuassbayev

The Kazakh leader talked on specific measures for the further strengthening of bilateral ties. 

In particular, Nursultan Nazarbayev outlined the necessity to efficiently use the Intergovernmental Commission's possibilities to solve issues of mutual cooperation between Kazakhstan and Turkey.

In addition, the head of state noted the results of the joint programme New Synergy and talked on prospects for developing an investment partnership. 

"Today Kazakhstan refreshes its transport and infrastructure within the Nurly zhol programme. We plan to turn into a leading logistics hub in Central Asia after its completion. In this connection we need to efficiently use our state's transit potential," said the Kazakh President. 

Nursultan Nazarbayev also touched upon the strengthening of relations in oil and gas and military and industrial sectors. 

Additionally, the head of state emphasized the necessity to establish productive ties in the agro-industrial complex, tourism and scientific and technical spheres. 

At the Council's meeting, special attention was placed to cultural and humanitarian cooperation.