On May 2, 2021, the delegation led by the Acting RA Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan took part in the 8th meeting of the Armenian-Kazakh intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation held in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan.
The co-chairs of the 8th meeting of the Armenian-Kazakh intergovernmental commission were, from the Armenian side, the Acting RA Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan, and, from the Kazakh side, the Minister of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan Bakhit Sultanov.
A wide range of issues related to the Armenian-Kazakh trade and economic cooperation were discussed during the meeting, including the prospects of developing cooperation in the spheres of industry, high technologies, agriculture, tourism, production of canned fruits and vegetables, scientific and technical activities, and transport, and ways of realization. As a result of the discussion, decisions were made and assignments were given, which will contribute to strengthening and deepening of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Bakhit Sultanov noted that Kazakh companies have expressed readiness to increase the export nomenclature by $230.9 million to supply 50 titles of processed goods in various sectors: petrol and chemicals - $138.8 million, metallurgy - $23.1 million, food processing - $36.4 million, etc.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the possibilities of reopening direct flights from Armenia to Kazakhstan, as well as establishment by joint efforts of a wholesale logistics center, which will contribute to activation of trade between the two countries.
At the end of the meeting, the protocol of the 8th meeting of the Armenian-Kazakh intergovernmental commission was signed, in which directions of further cooperation were defined by respective sectors.