Kazakhstan, Astana Sept.20 /Trend D.Mukhtarov/
Kazakhstan and Kenya discussed the current state and prospects of bilateral trade, economic and cultural cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported on Thursday.
According to the report, Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Erjan Kazikhanov met with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tuita Mwangi.
In framework of the meeting the parties noted the great potential for cooperation in fields of tourism, discussed the possibility of holding business forums for development of trade and economic relations, which has been a positive trend in recent years. The discussion focused on the questions of education of Kenyans in Kazakh universities, exchange of students and teachers.
Kazikhanov made a proposal to establish mutual exchange of information between the foreign ministries of Kazakhstan and Kenya, which will enable the support of various mutual initiatives in the future.
During the meeting, the executive secretary of the MFA Rapil Zhoshybayev and Permanent Secretary of Kenyan MFA Tuita Mwangi signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and Kenya.
The trade turnout between Kazakhstan and Kenya amounted to 48.5 million dollars in 2011.