Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Trade volume between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan increased by 20 percent: ALIMKHAN YESSENGELDIYEV 

Trade volume between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan  increased by 20 percent: ALIMKHAN YESSENGELDIYEV 

KABUL - ALIMKHAN YESSENGELDIYEV the ambassador and especial envoy of the Kazakhstan in Afghanistan sated in an interview with the daily Afghanistan Ma that the trade volume between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan has increased 20 percent in the first half of 2018.
Kazakhstan and Afghanistan enjoy good relations and ancient neighborhood and if one goes through the history may find that it boomed during the “Great Silk Route” period, when our ancestors had bilateral business and enriched each other with the best achievements in cultural, ministerial and other relevant fields. The ambassador said.
He added that a historic period in our relations opened after the independence of Kazakhstan on 16 December, 1991. Since then (12 February, 1992) full diplomatic relations was restored between the two countries and currently our countries have signed more than 20 intergovernmental Memorandum of Understandings and agreements that include all aspects of life and bilateral interests of the two countries. They have been mainly focused on improving and expanding bilateral trade and economic partnerships and improving bilateral cooperation on education to train educational experts by Kazakhstan educational institutions.
Sustainable business partnership between the two countries is the high result of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. According to the results of the first half of 2018, the trade volume between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan has increased by 20 percent, the ambassador pointed out.
The ambassador of Kazakhstan emphasizing on cultural between the two countries said that the cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the two countries would further improve. He highlighted that based on bilateral agreement between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan signed on 22 November, 2009, on education about 1000 technical experts in the fields of technology, health, education, agriculture, culture, Arts have been trained so far.
ALIMKHAN YESSENGELDIYEV, the ambassador of Kazakhstan added that, In line with developing relations between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, that is highly important for us, I would like to highlight the vital role of Kazakhstan as the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2017-2018, the director of the UNSC Committee on Afghanistan, on providing the timely and effective support of the international community to achieve sustainable peace and economic development in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. To this end, Kazakhstan proposed the special travel of the members of the SC that was successfully conducted. SC members had a similar travel to Afghanistan in 2001. This travel fostered the activities of the SC and other international organizations to expedite and scientifically address the current challenges in Afghanistan (DOA).