(gazeta.kz) - Kazakhstan is ready to supply grain to the Saudi port of Dammam in the Gulf. Kairat Lama Sharif, ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom, has stated this at a meeting with Muhammad bin Fahd Abdel Aziz, governor of the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia.
Both sides believe that such supplies are profitable for Saudi Arabia, because they will allow to satisfy the demand of many Arabic states, reports Trend.
The Saudi governor in his turn expressed a wish to establish direct relations between the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia and Akmola region, one of Kazakhstan's leading regions in the production of high quality grain.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, an agreement was reached at the talks to organise a visit of a delegation from Akmola region to the Saudi port of Dammam in January 2007.
The gross grain production of Kazakhstan being 18 million tonnes, the total volume of the grain export in 2006 - 2007 can reach 7 - 8 million tonnes.