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Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan adopt roadmap for enhancing cooperation in agriculture
Prime Minister Askar Mamin received a delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan Zhamshid Khojaev, the press service of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reports.
“Thanks to the efforts of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev and the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, cooperation between our countries has reached a qualitatively new level. The Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev continues the course to further strengthen the strategic partnership with Uzbekistan,” Mamin said.
The prime minister noted the significant potential for increasing mutual deliveries of agricultural products, joint implementation of investment projects and access to the markets of third countries.
For 9 months of 2019, commodity circulation of agricultural products and processed agricultural products between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan amounted to about $770 million. The main exports of Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan are wheat and meslin, wheat or wheat-rye flour, sunflower seeds, sugar, cattle, and wheat waste. Uzbekistan mainly exports to Kazakhstan cherries and cherries, fresh grapes, apricots, tomatoes, peaches, persimmons, vegetables.
Following the results of the negotiations, in the presence of the head of the Kazakh government, the ministers of agriculture of the two countries signed a roadmap for enhancing cooperation between Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of agriculture for the medium term.
The document provides measures for the development of cooperation in 2019-2024 in the fields of agricultural science, production, certification, trade, digitalization, veterinary medicine and animal husbandry, plant quarantine.