Kazakhstan, Pakistan mull prospects for cooperation
Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 17 / Trend A. Maratov /
Kazakh Transport and Communications Minister Berik Kamaliyev met with Pakistan's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Mohammad Akhtar Tufail, the Transport and Communication Ministry reported.
Minister Kamaliyev stressed that the Transport and Communications Ministry is a co-chairman of the intergovernmental Kazakhstan-Pakistan joint commission on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation.
He added that Kazakhstan will continue paying particular attention to the decisions of the commission.
According to the Kazakh Transport and Communications Ministry, seven meetings of the Intergovernmental Commission have been held. The last meeting was held in Islamabad on April 15-16, 2011. The sides agreed to hold the eighth meeting of the intergovernmental commission in Astana in 2013.
The agreement on cooperation between Kazakh and Pakistan's Chambers of Commerce was signed within Pakistan's Prime Minister Gilani's visit.
Minister Kamaliyev recalled that transportation issues were discussed during Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's official visit to Kazakhstan.
Kazakh Minister Kamaliyev invited the Pakistani side to take part in the International Conference "TRANSEURASIA-2011" to be held in Astana on November 10-11, 2011. The event is aimed at strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation between Europe and Asia in the field of transport, coordination of transport policy.
The parties have agreed to discuss all issues at the upcoming meetings of transport ministries of the two countries. They hope that Kazakhstan and Pakistan will continue working to further develop trade and economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation between the two countries.