Kazakh companies prepared to work in Afghanistan
Kazakhstan, Astana, November 14 / Trend, K. Konyrova /
Kazakh companies are prepared to partake in promising projects of economic development in Afghanistan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Erjan Kazykhanov told his Afghani counterpart Zalmay Rasul at a meeting in Astana on Monday.
"Kazakh companies having great experience in the fields of power engineering, mining industry, transport, transit trade, and agriculture are ready to partake in promising projects to develop the Afghani economy," Kazykhanov reported.
Rasul is in Astana to attend the twelfth meeting of the International Contact Group on Afghani problems to take place tomorrow.
At the meeting, the two Foreign Ministers discussed urgent issues of bilateral cooperation, examined the existing situation in Central Asia, and exchanged views on the agenda of tomorrow's event.
"Astana attaches great importance to development of political contacts with Kabul either bilaterally or multilaterally," Kazykhanov noted.
He said an efficient instrument of interaction in the field of economy is the Kazakh-Afghani Intergovernmental Commission for trade and economic cooperation, with its fourth meeting held in Kabul in September.
"Kazakhstan is ready to continue to provide comprehensive assistance to the Afghani Government to help it overcome socioeconomic hardships through giving it annual guaranteed volumes of lubricants and grains," Kazykhanov said.