7th Session of Kazakh-UK Strategic Dialogue Focuses on Advancing Partnership to a New Level

7th Session of Kazakh-UK Strategic Dialogue Focuses on Advancing Partnership to a New Level
Фото: MFA 02.10.2023 18:09 3127

Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom are deepening mutually beneficial cooperation, El.kz cites MFA.

Key priorities of this joint work have been reviewed at the 7th Session of the Kazakh-UK Strategic Dialogue led by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Roman Vassilenko and Parliamentary Secretary of State for Europe at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Leo Docherty MP.

The parties discussed key issues of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on the major multilateral and regional agenda.

“Kazakhstan is committed to further strengthening multifaceted strategic partnership with the United Kingdom and welcomes active political contacts, positive dynamics in trade and investments and the broadening of the legal framework of cooperation,” stated Vassilenko.

“The UK highly appreciates its partnership with Kazakhstan, including within the context of regional engagement and energy cooperation with Europe,” said Docherty.

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan noted advanced preparations for signing the bilateral Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Agreement that is expected to move mutually beneficial intergovernmental partnership to a qualitatively new level. He also confirmed the readiness to continue promoting comprehensive dialogue between the two countries’ foreign ministries.

The session of the Strategic Dialogue focused on key areas of collaboration, including transport and logistics, critical minerals and renewable energy, environment and healthcare.

Considering ample opportunities for productive partnership in the sphere of education, Deputy Minister Vassilenko called for advancing cooperation on the issues of opening branches of UK universities in Kazakhstan and simplifying arrangements for increasing people-to-people ties. The parties also discussed exchanging information and researching British archival data on Kazakhstan and the region of Central Asia.

The Strategic Dialogue is a key mechanism of engagement between Kazakhstan and the UK. The previous session of the dialogue was held in London in December 2022 between two countries’ Foreign Ministers.

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