Kazakhstan and Mongolia aim to consolidate cooperation across the full range of relations
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – On Tuesday in Nur-Sultan, Kazakh-Mongolian political consultations were held between Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko and Deputy Foreign Minister of Mongolia Batsumber Munkhjin with a working visit, Kazinform quotes the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
The sides discussed issues of bilateral political, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, as well as collaboration in regional and international organizations such as the UN, CICA, OSCE and others. The similarity of positions and mutual support within these platforms was noted.
The parties highlighted the positive dynamics of trade turnover between the two states this year and discussed the prospects for cooperation in the fields of agriculture, mining, transit and transport potential.
In 2021, the commercial turnover amounted to 60.9 million USD (+48.1%). In January-April 2022, it made 31 million USD (+118%): export – 30.4 million USD (+129.9%), import – 466 thousand USD (-50.3%).
Kazakhstan’s main export products to Mongolia are tobacco products, rapeseeds, bread and flour confectionery products, seeds and fruits of other oilseeds, food products, as well as engines and mechanical engineering products.
The main products imported from Mongolia were meat and meat products, cashmere and woolen products.
During the consultation, particular attention was paid to issues of support for the Kazakh diaspora in Mongolia, which numbers around 130,000 people.
The presence of regular air and car connections is of great importance for two-way communications.
The Deputy Foreign Ministers of the two countries noted the achievements over the 30 years of diplomatic relations and agreed to continue to maintain political dialogue at the highest level and intensify the work of the Kazakh-Mongolian Joint Intergovernmental Commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation issues.