Kazakh-Chinese forum held in Astana
Kazakhstan will continue to deepen trade and economic relations with China. The development is expected in the areas of scientific and technical cooperation, digital economy, e-commerce, industrial investment and cultural exchange, El.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
A Kazakh-Chinese forum on deepening economic cooperation between the two states was held in Astana. The delegation of guests was represented by Shandong Province, which is the main industrial base of the Middle Kingdom. 41 areas of industry in China are concentrated here, and the industrial production index is 80.3%, which is the best indicator in China.
Secretary of the Party Committee of the Communist Party of China of Shandong Province, Mr. Lin Wu, was met by the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Kazakhstan Marat Karabayev and representatives of the business community of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The parties discussed the development of transport and logistics routes and new areas of industrial cooperation.
- During his visit to Kazakhstan in 2013, General Secretary of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping proposed the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, which will deepen mutual economic cooperation. Kazakhstan is actively promoting this initiative both domestically and internationally. According to World Bank estimates, at the current growth rate, it will help increase Kazakhstan's GDP by 21%. Last year alone, freight traffic between China and Kazakhstan increased by 20% and amounted to 23 million tons,
The Minister of Transport also stressed that Kazakhstan plans to expand trade and economic relations and present more initiatives to facilitate trade with China, as well as develop mechanisms by creating a center for trade and economic exchange.
Within the framework of the forum, an exhibition of products of the state-owned company Shandong Heavy Industry Group for the production of construction equipment, trucks, buses and engines was organized.