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Kazakhstan and Rwanda discussed opportunities for trade, economic and investment cooperation

Kazakhstan and Rwanda discussed opportunities for trade, economic and investment cooperation
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On the sidelines of the Astana International Forum, Vice Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Torebayev met with Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of the Republic of Rwanda Uzziel Ndagijimana, press service of the Ministry of Trade and Integration reports.

As the Vice Minister noted, both states have no access to the sea, while they have a huge transit potential. African countries represent a huge consumer market of 1.3 billion people. In turn, Kazakhstan is geographically well located and can provide access to the markets of Central Asia and China.

Kazakhstan attaches great importance to the development of trade and economic cooperation with African countries. This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our interaction with the African Union as an observer. Despite the small volumes of mutual trade, Kazakhstan and Rwanda have something to offer each other", - Kairat Torebayev said during the talks.

For his part, Uzziel Ndagijimana spoke about the import and export opportunities of the Republic of Rwanda, and also presented options for trade and economic cooperation. In particular, Rwanda is interested in the development of startups, the electronic industry, geological exploration, medical and educational projects, strategic investments, the supply of vaccines and some types of minerals. For business, the Government of the African continent is ready to provide special conditions. As an example, Uzziel Ndagijimana cited the implementation of a unique startup in the field of logistics and delivery of blood and medicines Zipline in Rwanda.

At the end of the meeting, he highly appreciated the level of organization of the Astana International Forum and wished further success.

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Rwanda were established on May 10, 2012.

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