Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov 23 /corr Trend K.Konirova/
A presentation ceremony of a new AN-148 aircraft will take place in Astana today, the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in Kazakhstan told Trend.
"The presentation of the AN-148 aircraft will be held today at the airport in Astana before the arrival of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov," the embassy said.
According to the Embassy press service, the presentation of the aircraft will take place with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan and Ukrainian and Kazakh airlines representatives in attendance.
"The results of presentations will be discussed by the Prime Ministers of both countries within the framework of intergovernmental negotiations tomorrow as well as in the Ukrainian-Kazakh business forum," the embassy said.
The AN-148 is a twin-engine turbojet regional airliner designed to carry up to 85 passengers. Developed in the experimental design bureau named after O.K. Antonov, the aircraft is produced by the Voronezh Aircraft Factory and the Kiev factory Aviant. Maximum range capacity is 4400 km, with a full passenger capacity of (AN-148-100A) - 6240 km and a maximum load fee (AN-168). Cruising speed is 800-870 km / h.
As previously reported, Mykola Azarov, the Prime Minister of Ukraine will make his first official visit to Kazakhstan today where he will meet Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Karim Masimov.
It is expected that the protocol between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will be made on amendments to the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on cooperation in the field of government communication, dated 14 October 1997. An aagreement on cooperation between both countries' Ministry of Internal Affairs, on the Memorandum on Cooperation between the NDP Nur Otan and Party of Regions of Ukraine bilateral documents will be signed
A business forum will be set up between the concerned state authorities and business circles of both countries is planne