Kazakhstan, Belarus to make changes to cooperation agreement
Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov 5 /Trend D. Mukhtarov/
Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich's first official visit to Kazakhstan will be held on November 9-10, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Altai Abibullayev said at a press briefing in Astana on Monday.
"Meeting with Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov is planned in the frame of the visit," Abibullayev said.
He stressed that it is expected to sign the Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement between the Governments of Kazakhstan and Belarus on cooperation and mutual assistance on matters of tax compliance on May 22, 2000 and the Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Forestry of Belarus on cooperation in the field of forestry.
"During the meeting the sides plan to discuss the state and prospects of Kazakh-Belarusian cooperation in political, trade, economic, energy, cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as the necessary steps to further enhance bilateral trade," he said.
The heads of state will also discuss the issues of cooperation within the regional integration of the CIS, EurAsEC, Customs Union and the Common Economic Space.
The visit will provide a second session of the Kazakh-Belarusian business forum, the ninth session of the Kazakh-Belarusian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation and the first meeting of the Business Council on cooperation between the chambers of commerce of the two countries.