Afghanistan to sign memorandum on export increase with Kazakhstan
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 13
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Afghanistan is ready to import North Kazakhstan region's grain for state reserves, said Ambassador of Afghanistan to Kazakhstan Mohammad Farhad Azimi, Trend reports with reference to press office of the akimat (administrative center) of the region.
Ambassador of Afghanistan made the statement within the framework of the meeting with the Head of the North Kazakhstan region Kumar Aksakalov.
Representatives of both parties discussed issues of cooperation between two countries within the framework of the business dialogue. The head of the region noted that there are all necessary means present for the development of bilateral cooperation.
“Afghanistan is the main export partner of our region. Some 28 percent of the region’s export accounts for this country. We are ready to export grain, oil crops and flour to Afghanistan. We also think that you will be interested in an eco-friendly product bioethanol,” said Aksakalov.
The Ambassador of Afghanistan noted that the country was interested in purchasing flour from the region in order to secure food supplies for the next four years.
“Current demand for flour in our country equals to 1.6 million tons a year. We are ready to sign a memorandum. In exchange we can export fruit, vegetables and other goods to the capital of the region Petropavl city,” said Ambassador.
The export from Afghanistan in winter will provide for food security of the region, said Aksakalov.
Both parties stated that this meeting will give a major boost to the bilateral relations of the two countries.
Afghanistan has been cooperating with the region for six years. During 1H2019 the region has already exported 60,000 tons of product worth $13 million to Afghanistan.
(1 USD = 384.05 KTZ on July 13)
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