Statement of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev on the results of negotiations with the Kyrgyz delegation held on October 18, 2017

Negotiations with the official delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Prime Minister Sapar Isakov have just concluded. It was a representative team of about 30 people, which allowed for a detailed conversation on a wide range of economic issues.

The visit was held following a telephone conversation held on the initiative of the Kyrgyz side the day before.

Firstly, we discussed the problematic issues of bilateral economic relations. They concern the interaction between our countries in border, transport, phytosanitary and veterinary control.

We also considered problematic issues related to customs and tax administration, taking into account the relevant norms and rules of the EAEU. For example, our customs authorities elicit facts of false declaring by Kyrgyz importers of goods from China during transit through the territory of Kazakhstan. Because of this, we suffer direct losses.

The Kyrgyz side has agreed with the raised issues. Prime Minister Sapar Isakov guaranteed a constructive approach to solving problems related to Kyrgyzstan's fulfillment of its obligations, as well as observing the economic interests of the Eurasian Economic Union space.

Secondly, our talks resulted in a decision being made to set up a working group chaired by the First Deputy Prime Ministers of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The working group will have to develop a joint Roadmap within five working days.

After the adoption of the Roadmap, the parties will commit to ensure the full implementation of the reached agreements.

Also, we agreed that beginning 00:00 on October 19 of this year, an order of preference will be established for crossing the state border between our countries, especially in Korday, for:

- Individuals with personal luggage;

- Vehicles carrying out regular passenger transportation;

- Light vehicles;

- Empty cargo vehicles.

www.primeminister.kz

Published: 19 October 2017

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