Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom sign a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement

Astana, April 24 – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Murad Nortlu, And his British counterpart David Cameron, It was signed today in the Kazakh capital A Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Between the two countries.

The document, which the two parties worked on for six years, aims to strengthen relations in key areas such as: Trade and investment, human rights, energy and mining, environment and climate change, science and education.

“During this period a lot was achieved in many areas, especially in the field of education. “Today I want to announce that we intend to double the number of scholarships offered by the British Chevening company to young Kazakhs,” Cameron said in a joint press conference with his Kazakh colleague after signing the agreement.

He highlighted examples of successful cooperation in the sector oil and gas He stressed that the British government will do its utmost to remove obstacles to investment in the Kazakh economy.

“It is a large region that includes Russia, China, Iran and Afghanistan. There are many global challenges that we address today. Cameron said: “What is important and what I want to stress is that the United Kingdom wants to be your partner, your partner in education and providing opportunities for your young people, in road works and in other areas for your prosperity.”

In turn, Nortlaw highlighted that the United Kingdom is as well One of the most important partners and investors in Kazakhstan.

Astana (Kazakhstan), 04/24/2024.- The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Murat Nurtlu (2D), and his counterpart from the United Kingdom, David Cameron (2I), signed today in the Kazakh capital a partnership and strategic cooperation agreement between the two countries. The document, which the two parties worked on for six years, aims to strengthen relations in key areas such as trade, investment, human rights, energy, mining, environment, climate change, science and education. EFE/Kolbash Konerova

He pointed out that since Kazakhstan declared its independence in December 1991, British investments in the country have increased $17 billion.

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The Kazakh minister added that in 2023 there will be trade exchange between the two countries 1.2 billion dollars, This represents an increase of 20 percent compared to the previous year.

Kazakhstan believes that a promising area of ​​cooperation with the United Kingdom could be joint mining, especially in relation to it Extraction and treatment of rare earths.

Cameron arrived in the Kazakh capital on Wednesday as part of a tour of the former Soviet republics in Central Asia and Mongolia.

After his meeting with his Kazakh counterpart, the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Yumart Tokayev.

He will also hold talks with the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Kazakhstan. Norbeck policies.

According to London, Cameron's tour of Central Asia shows the British government's intention to “increase its commitment to this essential region of the world.”

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