Kazakhstan seeks co-op with Indian ports
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
Kazakhstan eyes the possibility of implementing a joint project with India for the construction or acquisition of terminal facilities in the western ports of this country - Mundre or Mumbai.
The 13th meeting of the Kazakh-Indian intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific, technical, industrial and cultural cooperation was held in Astana.
The parties agreed to expand trade, economic and investment cooperation. The possibility of implementing joint projects for construction or acquisition of terminal facilities in the western ports of India and creation of optimal transport schemes between Kazakhstan and India were on the agenda of the meeting, the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan reported.
The Indian side also intended to explore the possibility of implementing a petrochemical project in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan, in its turn, expressed interest in gas supplies to India.
Both states expressed readiness to continue mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of deliveries of Kazakh natural uranium and to explore the possibility of cooperation on deliveries of nuclear fuel and its components.
The representatives of the two countries also discussed the cooperation in the field of renewable energy.
India invited Kazakhstan to join the International Solar Alliance. The two countries also decided to deepen cooperation in the coal, mining and mineral sectors of the economy.
The Kazakh-Indian intergovernmental commission resulted with the signing of the protocol of the meeting. The document defines the strategy for the development of cooperation between the two countries for 2017-2019.