Turkey, Kazakhstan Target $10B Trade Volume: Ambassador
"However, Turkey's share in Kazakhstan's foreign trade increased by a grade moving up to the sixth place. This is important in terms of our trade relations with Turkey," the ambassador told Anadolu Agency.
He said the trade volume between the two states was expected to reach $3 billion last year, adding that the potential was actually much higher.
Saparbekuly reiterated that a joint economic commission is working to improve the trade relations between the two countries.
"I hope this working group will complete its work in the upcoming period. We will carry out a study on the products we buy from other countries in order to import them between the two countries. There will be comprehensive work. It is necessary to add the transport and logistics of them to the work as well." Noting that the transportation sector plays an important role in the increase of trade between Ankara and Nur-Sultan, the ambassador said that container shipping to Kazakhstan via the Caspian Sea has increased rapidly, especially with the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line.
He also said that the railway and truck companies and unions of the two countries should work together to make this line more functional.