The Agriculture Ministries of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will increase their cooperation as the Ministers signed a memorandum in Bishkek. The memo is purposed to create favorable conditions for agricultural cooperation on the principles of equality and mutual benefit.
The Kazakh Agriculture Minister, Yerbol Karashukeyev, noted that agricultural cooperation is of great importance for both states. Kazakhstan plans to buy more spring-planted vegetables such as potatoes, onions, and carrots.
The Minister highlighted for the past three months, the sales between the nations made USD 43.4 mln. Kazakhstan exports to Kyrgyzstan rose to 28.7 mln USD while imports for January-March this year made USD 14.7 mln. As earlier reported, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov met on May 26 in Bishkek. The Presidents expressed interest in cooperation in the agro-industrial complex.
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