Kazakhstan, Finland to develop bilateral trade, transport co-op

Kazakhstan Materials 24 February 2023 11:58 (UTC +04:00)
Emin Sevdimaliyev
Emin Sevdimaliyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 24. Kazakhstan remains the most important trading partner of Finland, with the share of Kazakhstan in foreign trade of Finland being 90 percent, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of Kazakhstan, said, Trend reports, citing the press service of the President.

The statement was made in the framework of the meeting between the Kazakh President and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari.

The minister was accompanied by the representatives of 15 major companies from Finland, including Nurminen Logistics, Nokia, EastCham Finland, Business Finland, Lamor, Wärtsilä Finland, PayIQ, EPSE, and others.

President Tokayev highlighted the importance of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Finland in the field of education, transportation, and logistics.

Meanwhile, the Finnish minister revealed that Finland will open a visa hub in Astana, which will serve the citizens of Central Asian countries.

Kazakhstan is an important country for the long-term interests of Finland due to the location and economic potential of this Central Asian country. Cooperation in the field of transport is one of the areas that particularly interest Finland due to geopolitical uncertainty. Earlier, Kazakhstan and Finnish Nurminen Logistics initiated cargo services from Europe to Kazakhstan, in addition to providing logistics services from Kazakhstan to Georgian ports.