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Kazakh-Croatian trade turnover doubles, still does not correspond to existing potential

Kazakh-Croatian trade turnover doubles, still does not correspond to existing potential
13 December 2013 09:44 467

ASTANA. December 13. KAZINFORM A reception on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the participation of Croatian government officials, businessmen and public figures and heads of foreign diplomatic missions was held in Zagreb, the press service of the Kazakh Embassy to Croatia informs.

Addressing the guests at the reception, charge d'affaires of Kazakhstan to Croatia Tolezhan Barlybayev noted under President Nursultan Nazarbayev's wise leadership Kazakhstan has successfully overcome hardships of the last decade, formed as an independent state, created market economy, infrastructure and civil society institutes.

It was also said that the "Kazakhstan-2050" Development Strategy has mapped out a new route for the country to enter a new stage of its historical development. Strong nation, stability and sustainable economic growth securing the gradual promotion of living standards in Kazakhstan are indispensable in achieving the goals outlined in the strategy.

"Croatia's accession to the EU has opened up new opportunities for the development of Kazakh-Croatian cooperation. Despite the fact that trade turnover between the two countries has doubled last year and reached $300 million, it still does not correspond to the potential of our economies," the embassy's press release reads.

Video materials, photo albums and books about Kazakhstan were presented at the reception. Big photo show themed "Modern Kazakhstan" of the Croatian amateur photographer from Zagreb organized on the eve of Kazakhstan's Independence Day has sparked intense public interest.

 

Keywords: Kazakhstan and EU, Foreign policy ,
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