Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Sign Commercial Deals Worth $300 Million

On the side-lines of the Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan business forum on April 17 in Astana, businesses signed off commercial deals totalling $300 million.

Attended by Deputy Prime Ministers of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Serik Zhumangarin and Adylbek Kasymaliev, the forum attracted companies engaged in mechanical engineering, industry, metallurgy, construction, logistics, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, investment, and service industries.

According to a report by the Kazakh Ministry of Trade and Integration, lucrative joint projects include the construction of solar power plants, a ferroalloy plant, a distribution centre in Kyrgyzstan, and the exchange of supplies of agricultural and other products.

In 2023, trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan rose by 26% compared to the previous year, reaching $1.6 billion. Kazakhstan’s exports accounted for $1.1 billion, an increase of 35.8%, and imports stood at $495.2 million, an increase of 9%.


Times of Central Asia