Belarus is the most important economic partner of Kazakhstan - Asset Issekeshev

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13:59 07.09.2011
text: Kazinform
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Belarus is the most important economic partner of Kazakhstan. Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev has said at an opening of the VI national exhibition "Belarus EXPO-2011" in Almaty.

The Vice Premier noted that the trade turnover between the two countries increases from year to year, ties in the field of innovative cooperation are activated within implementation of the state program of forced industrial innovative development.

According to him, a powerful factor of development and activation of bilateral cooperation became establishment of the Customs Union. Over January-June, 2011, the volume of the bilateral trade turnover increased to USD 294.1 mln.

Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Government Valery Ivanov noted that the exhibition is a presentation of the country's export potential. "We represent production of the leading Belarusian enterprises, hope to establish new partnership relations with the Kazakh entities, assist in implementation of bilateral relations," V.Ivanov emphasized.