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Kazakhstan-India trade turnover reached $1.2bn in 2018

16 August 2019 07:55

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan Prabhat Kumar voiced the main areas of cooperation between the two countries, Kazinform reports.

According to him, Kazakhstan and India cooperate in many spheres to date. India became one of the first countries which recognized Kazakhstan’s independence. «Numerous visits at the political level have been made. In the past 25 years, First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has visited India five times,» the Ambassador said at the event dedicated to the celebration of India’s Independence Day in Nur-Sultan.

In his words, commodity turnover between India and Kazakhstan made $1.2bn in 2018 and rose by 25%.

«As you see, trade turnover between our countries grows year by year. Indian businessmen implement a number of investment projects in Kazakhstan. India is interested in cooperation with Kazakhstan in energy, oil and agriculture,» Prabhat Kumar said.

The Ambassador also touched upon tourism development issues.

«Many Indian tourists visit Kazakhstan. Air carriers operate seven flights per week. Since September their number will be increased to 9. In 2018, the Indian Embassy in Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Embassy in India issued 20,000 visas each,» he said.

Recall that the photo exhibition «Incredible India: An Enchanting Pluralistic Culture'» opened in Nur-Sultan on Thursday.