The Tatarstan and West Kazakhstan region discussed the issues of cooperation

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President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and akim of West-Kazakhstan oblast Altai Kulginov on Saturday in Kazan discussed the issues of cooperation in tourism, agriculture, the supply of products, the press service of the President of Tatarstan.

«Rustam Minnikhanov noted that of all the regions of Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan region is closest to Tatarstan, which has a positive effect on strengthening trade and economic relations. During the meeting the participants discussed the most promising areas of cooperation, including cooperation in tourism, agriculture, mutual supplies of food products», — stated in the message.

Minnikhanov stressed that the favorable development of interregional relations contribute to good relations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Earlier in the meeting, President Nazarbayev and the Kazakh President said that the turnover between Tatarstan and Kazakhstan from the current $ 700 million expected to increase to $ 1 billion, which are all possibilities. Among the most promising areas of cooperation, Nazarbayev called mechanical engineering, oil production and refining.

Kulginov noted that of the $ 700 million Kazakh-Tatarstan trade turnover over $ 100 million concentrated in the West Kazakhstan oblast. «There are opportunities to increase these indicators. Given that we are in a economic Union between Russia and Kazakhstan there are no barriers. For businesses this is a very good opportunity,» he said.

«We have established very good relationships with business partners from Tatarstan. I am sure that similar meetings will positively affect the development of trade-economic and cultural relations», — said the akim of the West Kazakhstan region.

Minnikhanov said that in September, the Tatarstan delegation will visit Kazakhstan for the development of cooperation.

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