Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenko held a meeting with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Iztok Mirosic.

The interlocutors discussed in detail the state and prospects for the development of the Kazakh-Slovenian relations, noting the absence of any problems and the need to further build up trade and economic cooperation. An agreement was reached to continue work on expanding the legal framework for bilateral cooperation.

Promising sectors of cooperation are pharmaceuticals, transport infrastructure, logistics, tourism, rehabilitation medicine, green technologies, etc.

They noted with satisfaction the work of Slovenian companies in Kazakhstan, which are leaders in their field and have representative offices around the world - KRKA (medicines), Iskratel Group (IT solutions), Gorenje (home appliances), Bisol Group (solar batteries).

During the meeting, the prospects and opportunities within the framework of the "Belts and the Road" initiative were discussed in detail. In this regard, I. Mirosic elaborated on Slovenia’s work as coordinator for economic cooperation with China in the 16 + 1 format (Central and Eastern European countries).

An exchange of views took place on a wide range of topical issues on the international and regional agenda, including the processes taking place in Central Asia and the Balkan region.

As Co-Chairman of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, the Slovenian diplomat also spoke about the results of the 4th meeting of the Commission, held on June 5 in Astana. Representing Kazakhstan, the Co-Chairman of the IGC is Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov.


Published: 08 June 2018



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