Kazakh-Polish trade turnover exceeds $2 billion in 2012
Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 30 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
The trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Poland as of 2012 exceeded $2 billion, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said today.
"The fifth meeting of the Polish-Kazakh intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation was held in Warsaw," the ministry added. "The participants stressed a 23 per cent increase in bilateral trade turnover which reached $2.1 billion as of 2012."
The meeting was chaired by Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev and Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Janusz Piechocinski.
According to the Polish side, mechanical engineering, energy, defence industry and mining, transportation and logistics and agro-processing are among the most promising sectors for expanding cooperation.
"We expect Kazakhstan will become a WTO member in 2014 which will create more stable and transparent conditions for our trade and economic cooperation, as well as growth of trade turnover and investments," the Polish Deputy Prime Minister added.
The sides also stressed their readiness to sign an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of education and inter-ministerial memorandums in the areas of standardisation and veterinary medicine.