Customs Union member states to sign 55 int’l agreements – Kazakh FM

December 13. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Customs Union member states to sign 55 int'l agreements - Kazakh FMKazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Kazykhanov held a meeting with heads of foreign institutions in Kazakhstan on Tuesday in Astana.

The purpose of the meeting was to analyze the results of work and determine goals for the near future. Kazykhanov told about the activities within the framework of the Customs Union and Single Economic Space. He said that Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus would have to sign about 55 international agreements and ensure implementation of 74 mandatory measures in order to provide a qualitative breakthrough for the SES.

These integration associations reflect our national interests, the results of our search for the optimal model of Eurasian integration and hopes of millions of our fellow citizens, the minister said.

Kazakhstan should become a bridge between the dynamic economies of the EU, East, Southeast and South Asia. Completion of the construction of the railway lines Uzen – state border with Turkmenistan and Korgas – Zhetygen was an important step towards execution of the tasks set by the President of Kazakhstan, he said.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2425899

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Kazakh FM: Kazakhstan likely to join WTO next year

December 13. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

There are reasons to believe that next year Kazakhstan will accede to the WTO, Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov said during his Tuesday meeting with heads of foreign institutions in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan continues active WTO accession negotiations. Our Customs Union partner country, Russia, is expected to enter the WTO till the end of the year. We have finished the talks with the United States and our negotiations with the EU are coming to an end.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2425908

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Kazykhanov proposes establishing Foreign Policy Council and KazAID specialized agency

December 13. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Work to attract investment remains a key activity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the state program of economic modernization, Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Kazykhanov said at a meeting with heads of foreign institutions in Kazakhstan on Tuesday in Astana.

We are studying the issue of establishing a foreign policy council under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The council will be an alternative expert platform to improve the analytical work and study new foreign policy initiatives, the minister said.

Kazykhanov also proposed to establish a specialized agency KazAID.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2425919

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