Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze is on an official visit to Kazakhstan on May 15-16. Today, he met with his Kazakh counterpart, Prime Minister Askar Mamin.
The Georgian PM’s press office reported after the meeting that the two officials discussed issues pertaining to the Georgian-Kazakh economic relations, with PM Bakhtadze highlighting Georgia’s role as a transport and logistics hub in the region.
The Kazakh PM’s press office said Bakhtadze and Mamin noted “the significant potential” for enhancing bilateral trade, including in the fields of tourism agriculture, industry, transport and energy.
The sides also agreed that their trade turnover will be doubled “in the short term,” and will reach USD 300 million, according to the Kazakh government.
“Our common objective is to implement projects that can increase trade volumes and give a new impetus to the commercial exchange between the two countries,” said PM Mamin.
The Kazakh authorities also reported that the sides paid “special attention” to transit and transport cooperation, including within the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.