The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin paid an official visit to the Republic of Tajikistan, the press service of Prime Minister reports.

During the visit, the head of the Kazakh Government met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. At the meeting, they discussed topical issues of bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

Besides, the parties confirmed their intention to continue the implementation of the agreements reached on expanding the range and increasing the supply of Kazakhstani products. Attention was paid to the improvement of investment cooperation mechanisms in engineering, agriculture, industrial cooperation, energy, transport and communications.

"We are ready to expand our investment cooperation by creating joint investment projects", - said Askar Mamin.

In addition, intergovernmental negotiations were held on the prospects for expanding mutually beneficial multi-dimensional partnership. For 2018, the volume of bilateral trade between the countries increased by 8.2%. At present, the trade turnover is $900 million. Along with this, the volume of export-import transportation by road between Kazakhstan and Tajikistan has increased by 2.9 times and amounted to 16.9 million tons.

Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kokhir Rasulzoda noted that Kazakhstan is the second partner of Tajikistan in terms of commodity turnover. At the same time, there are great prospects for the formation of Kazakhstan as the main trade partner of Tajikistan. To this end, the governments of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan are working on increasing the volume of mutual trade to $2 billion in the next 3-4 years.

"The Qazaq Times"