Vladimir Putin opens 10th Interregional Russia-Kazakhstan Cooperation Forum

November 12, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the plenary session of the 10th Interregional Russia-Kazakhstan Cooperation Forum today.

He said 76 Russian Federation constituencies were currently doing business with different territories in Kazakhstan. Over 200 cooperation agreements were signed, and the two countries’ bilateral trade turnover increased by 4 times in the last year.

‘Investments in Kazakh economy came to $1bn in the first half of 2013 alone, which is 40% more than a year earlier,’ Putin said.

He said that the two countries needed to cooperate within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, do away with mutual barriers, and develop industrial cooperation.


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