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Minsk to hold ministerial consultations of Belarus and Kazakhstan on February 22

15 February, 15:46 236
Minsk to hold ministerial consultations of Belarus and Kazakhstan on February 22

The ministries of foreign affairs of Belarus and Kazakhstan will hold consultations on February 22 in Minsk, Dmitry Mironchik, head of the information and digital diplomacy office, spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told at a press briefing on 15 February.

The two delegations will be led by Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Yevdochenko and Kazakh Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Galymzhan Koishybayev, respectively, BelTA reports.

“The sides are to discuss a wide range of matters, among them the current state and prospects of bilateral political, trade, economic, cultural cooperation, Belarus-Kazakhstan interaction in international organizations and integration associations.

In 2017, Belarus-Kazakhstan trade totaled $690.8 million, up 64.8% versus 2016. Exports of goods to Kazakhstan reached $594.3 million (up 63.3%), imports from Kazakhstan amounted to $96.5 million (up 74.2%). The trade surplus stood at $497.8 million,” says the message.

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