Negotiations on new agreement between Kazakhstan and EU accelerated

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Astana, Kazakhstan, July 11
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov met with the Head of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan Aurelia Bouchez, German Ambassador to Kazakhstan Guido Hertz, Deputy Ambassador of The Netherlands to Kazakhstan Harry Putker, the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said.

The results of the seventh round of negotiations on the project of the new Agreement on the expanded partnership and cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union held on June 30 - July 1 in Brussels, were discussed during the meeting.

"The Minister noted with satisfaction that, thanks to the high level of understanding of the negotiating teams, the last round was the most successful - almost all the provisions of the document were agreed. This will allow to complete the negotiations by autumn of this year," the report said.

Idrisov stressed the importance of the facilitation of the visa regime with the EU for Kazakhstan. Starting from July 15, 2014 Kazakhstan unilaterally applies visa-free regime for one year for the citizens of the ten countries that are major investors in the country's economy.

It was also noted at the meeting that it is planned to complete the ratification of the Agreement on readmission with Germany, as well as preparation for the signing of readmission agreements and agreements on exemption of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic passports from the Benelux countries.

Edited by S.I.

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