Pak, Kazakhstan agree to enhance cooperation in different fields

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ASTANA, Aug 26: Pakistan and Kazakhstan have agreed to enhance cooperation between the two countries in different fields including economy, trade, energy, science and technology and defence. This was stated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Kazak President Nursultan Nazarbayev at a joint news conference in Astana on Wednesday. The Prime Minister said they discussed bilateral relations, regional situation and international issues. He said both the sides have agreed to start joint development projects in different fields. He said Kazakhstan has been invited to participate in projects being implemented under China Pak Economic Corridor. He said Pak is working on the Corridor to enhance regional trade. He said Pakistan will continue to support Kazakhstan at the United Nations and other world forums. He said Pakistan is supportive of efforts for peace and stability in the region. Nawaz Sharif said the role of Kazakhstan is appreciable for peace and development. He invited Kazak President to visit Pakistan. Kazak President Nursultan Nazarbayev said both countries have agreed to enhance cooperation in textile, energy and defence fields. He said there is a need to enhance trade volume between the two countries. He appreciated Pakistan’s role against terrorism. The Prime Minister said the two countries have agreed to form joint ventures in different fields including textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and other industries. He said Pakistan would be happy to import gas and oil from Kazakhstan.

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