ASTANA, Aug 25: Pakistan and Kazakhstan on Tuesday signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, defense and strategic studies and training in foreign services. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Kazakh counterpart Karim Massimov witnessed the signing of MoUs. MOU between the National Export & Investment Agency of Kazakhstan and the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) was signed by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan and Deputy Chairman of the Kazakh Agency, Meirzhan Maikenov. The MoU was aimed at increasing the volume of bilateral trade, investment and technology transfer. This MoU will also encourage the mutual exchange of information on trade and services, facilitate development of potential trade routes between the both countries and establish contact among the key priority areas such as agribusiness, food industry, entertainment and services, machinery and equipment, fashion, design, technology and health, construction, metallurgy and pharmaceuticals. The MoU between the Foreign Services Academy of Pakistan and the Academy of Public Administration Under the President of Kazakhstan was signed by Special Assistant to PM Syed Tariq Fatemi and Rector of the Kazakh Academy of Public Administration. The MoU will help establish and further develop cooperation in training and improving professional skills of diplomats with an aim to strengthen bilateral relations. The MoU on Cooperation in the area of Defense and Strategic Studies between the National Defense University (NDU) and the Center for Military Strategic Research of Kazakhstan, was signed by Pakistan’s Ambassdor Abdul Salik Khan and President of the Kazakh Center for Military Strategies Kozy Korpesh Karbazob.