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Olzhas Bektenov spoke with Recep Erdogan in Ankara.

Olzhas Bektenov spoke with Recep Erdogan in Ankara.

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Olzhas Bektenov paid a working visit to Ankara. This was announced by the government's press service on April 25.

It is noted that the main purpose of the trip is to ensure the qualitative development of Kazakh—Turkish cooperation and to unlock the potential of interaction in new promising industries in order to achieve the task set by Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to accelerate the economic growth of the country.

At the same time, the focus of joint projects is deep grain processing, coal chemistry, oil and gas industry, petrochemistry and others, which will allow us to produce products with high added value. In Ankara, Olzhas Bektenov was received by the head of the Turkish Republic, held talks with the Vice President of Turkey, discussed investment cooperation at a meeting with representatives of major Turkish companies and holdings, and also spoke at the Kazakh-Turkish business forum.

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It is noted that during the reception, Olzhas Bektenov conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on behalf of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. It was noted that the agreements reached at the level of the heads of the two states on the development of cooperation in the spirit of expanded strategic partnership are being actively implemented in all sectors of trade, economic, investment, energy, transport and logistics, agricultural, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

During the intergovernmental negotiations, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Olzhas Bektenov and Vice President of Turkey Cevdet Yilmaz discussed specific measures to build mutually beneficial partnership, and also expressed their readiness to reveal prospects for further cooperation in the fields of transit and transport, agriculture, manufacturing, digitalization and tourism.

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According to the Cabinet of Ministers, Turkey is one of the five largest trading partners of Kazakhstan and the top 20 investor countries.

Today, the governments of the two countries are working to systematically ensure stable trade volume at the level of at least $ 10 billion. Kazakhstan intends to increase exports of products to Turkey for 34 types of goods totaling more than $ 630 million. Among them are products of the metallurgical, petrochemical, food and machine-building industries. In turn, the Turkish side expressed interest in the implementation of new joint projects in promising areas of the economy. In just one year, freight traffic by rail and road increased by 40%. The parties outlined the prospects for a threefold increase in the volume of cargo transportation within the framework of developing the potential of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor.

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It is also reported that during the 13th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, the delegations in an expanded format reviewed the mechanism for strengthening industrial cooperation and outlined plans for the localization of pharmaceutical production, the exchange of best practices in medicine and the strengthening of cultural and humanitarian ties.

The main topic of the meeting with representatives of the Turkish business community was to discuss prospects and identify new points of contact.

The management of the largest companies took part in the round table — captains of Turkish business: Chairman of the Board of the YDA Holding construction companies Group Hussein Arslan, Chairman of the Board of the industrial group, the fourth largest company in the global chrome industry Yildirim Holding Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Chairman of the Board of one of the world's largest companies for the production and export of agricultural crops Tiryaki Holding Ahmet Tiriyakioglu, Chairman of the board of the leading Turkish logistics company Sisitem Lojistik Hussein Barlin, Chief Executive Officer of Abdi Ibrahim Holding Group, the leader of the Turkish pharmaceutical market, Suha Tashpolatoglu, member of the Board of the leading pharmaceutical manufacturer Nobel Ilac Sami Turkoglu and others.

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It is noted that the dialogue continued on the sidelines of a business forum with the participation of over 500 representatives of the business community, during which Turkish entrepreneurs were familiarized with the investment climate of Kazakhstan and the measures of state support provided to investors. Today, about 100 joint Kazakh-Turkish investment projects worth about $3.8 billion are being implemented.

Olzhas Bektenov, addressing business representatives, stressed his readiness to provide support in the implementation of important projects for the country.

The investment potential of our country is huge, and we are interested in further expanding mutually beneficial cooperation with Turkey. Kazakhstan is focused on the transfer of advanced technologies, localization of production and the creation of deep processing clusters to obtain high-quality products of high conversion. Investors who are ready to cooperate in this area will be provided with the necessary resources, infrastructure and support. The Government of Kazakhstan is ready to become a reliable and long-term partner for everyone who is ready to do business in our country.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan emphasized.

The Head of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan drew the attention of businessmen to the most promising areas. Among them are petrochemistry, coal chemistry, mechanical engineering with a focus on deepening the localization of production and expanding the model range of manufactured equipment.

There is a positive trend in Turkey's trade and economic relations with fraternal Kazakhstan. This is a great achievement of business representatives, investors, and exporters. I would also like to emphasize the special importance of today's negotiations. The governments of our countries will continue to make joint efforts to develop the economy and provide all possible assistance to business. I am sure that cooperation between Kazakhstan and Turkey will expand thanks to new agreements.

The Vice-President of the Republic of Turkey, Cevdet Yilmaz, noted.

Following the results of the business forum, 10 commercial documents in the field of investment cooperation totaling over $ 180 million were signed in the presence of the heads of delegations of Kazakhstan and Turkey. Among them are a memorandum on the export of finished products, agreements on the construction of a logistics hub, as well as a number of plants for the production of soda ash, sprinkler equipment, nonwovens, and the assembly of irrigation equipment. In addition, an agreement was signed on the exchange of best practices in the field of seed production, as well as prospects for the supply of seeds.

Source: news.mail.ru
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