Kazakhstan, Russia to sign new agreement on good-neighborliness and alliance
Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov. 4 /Trend, D. Mukhtarov/
The signing of a new Agreement on good neighbourliness and an alliance between Kazakhstan and Russia in the XXI century will be held this week in Russian city of Yekaterinburg, official spokesman for the Central Communications Service under the Kazakh President, Altai Abibullayev said on Monday.
"The 10th Forum for Interregional Cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan will be held on November 10-11 in Yekaterinburg with the participation of the Head of State, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Russian President, Vladimir Putin," Abibullayev said.
He went on to say that a new agreement on good neighbourliness and alliance between Kazakhstan and Russia in the XXI century will be signed between the heads of the two states during the forum.
According to him, the theme of the upcoming forum is the industrial cooperation.
Abibullayev said that the anniversary forum will also be attended by heads of ministries and agencies, heads of border regions, large industrial enterprises, scientific research institutes, national holdings and companies, experts in the field of innovative technologies.
According to him, the trade turnover between the two countries in the first eight months of 2013 was $15,200 billion.
"About 70 percent of these accounted for inter-regional cooperation. Kazakh investments in the economy of Russia from 2006 to the first quarter of this year totaled $1.9 billion, while Russian investments in the economy of Kazakhstan over this period amounted to $6 billion," Altai Abibullayev said.