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Astana, Kazakhstan • 28 November 2023

Kazakhstan, Estonia Discuss Political Cooperation, Trade Growth, and Strategic Priorities

January-September 2023, the trade turnover between the countries totaled $135.5 million

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Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roman Vassilenko, held a meeting with the Secretary General of the MFA of Estonia, Jonatan Vseviov, the press service of the Kazakh MFA reports.

During the meeting, the parties thoroughly discussed the enhancement of political cooperation, bilateral parliamentary relations, expansion of the legal framework, and cooperation within the UN, OSCE, and the European Union. The Kazakh and Estonian sides exchanged views on global and regional security issues.

MFA
MFA

The interlocutors emphasized the rich political dialogue at all levels, reaffirming their readiness to implement agreements reached following the meeting between the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and the President of Estonia, Alar Karis, on the margins of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in September this year.

Special attention was paid to economic, trade, and investment activities, noting the positive growth in bilateral trade turnover and active interaction between the business circles of the two countries.

Roman Vasilenko stressed the relevance of deepening cooperation with Estonia in priority areas for Kazakhstan, such as transport and logistics, including the development of the Middle Corridor, as well as digitalization and the "green" economy.

At the end of the meeting, the parties confirmed their readiness to fully support and develop the dialogue on the whole range of Kazakh-Estonian relations.

For the first nine months of 2023, the trade turnover between the countries amounted to $135.5 million, compared to $121.9 million dollars in 2022. There are nearly 70 enterprises with Estonian capital in Kazakhstan.

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