UST-KAMENOGORSK. April 12. KAZINFORM The assembly of a new model of KIA Cee'd has kicked off at the Ust-Kamenogorsk automobile assembly plant.
KIA Motors okayed the start of production of the 11th KIA model by Azia Avto (Kazakhstan).
Deputy Ambassador of South Korea in Kazakhstan Song Geum Young and deputy of the governor of the region Yermek Kosherbayev attended the launching ceremony.
"The external turnover between Kazakhstan and South Korea amounted to $1.26 billion last year. More than $110 million came from the joint project of KIA Motors and Azia Avto. KIA has become one of the most popular automobile brands in Kazakhstan in just three years. This joint project plays an important role in the economic partnership of the two countries," said Mr. Song Geum Young.
According to President of JSC "Azia Avto" Yerzhan Mandiyev, 39% of Kazakhstanis prefer Azia Avto vehicles and two of our models are among three most popular bestsellers in C-segment.
UST-KAMENOGORSK. KAZINFORM - Defense Minister of Kazakhstan Kulmukhanbet Kassymov and Defense Minister of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev signed decisions aimed at activation of cooperation in the sphere of countering terrorism and ensuring safety traffic upon completion of the work of the second sitting of the joint board taking place in Ust-Kamenogorsk.
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan clarifies if there're the citizens of Kazakhstan among the victims of the deadly earthquake in Italian Amatrice town, head of the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Anuar Zhainakov told a Kazinform correspondent.