President Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan arrived in the Republic of Croatia for a state visit.
After an official reception ceremony, which took place in the residence of the Croatia President, Nursultan Nazarbaev and Stjepan Mesić held narrowed and enlarged negotiations, where discussed questions on bilateral collaboration and ways of its further broadening.
The Leaders of the two states concluded that it was necessary to intensify the bilateral trade economic collaboration, especially in oil industry, tourism, food and textile industries, building industry and agriculture.
Transport and Communications Minister Askar Mamin of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Minister of the Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development Božidar Kalmeta of the Republic of Croatia signed the Agreement on international automobile transportations of passengers and loads in order to further develop trade and economic relations between the two countries.
A Joint Statement on support of Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization by the Croatian side was adopted in the framework of the state visit.
The text of the Statement see here .
-The relationships between our countries are characterized by the constructivism, dynamism, steady climate of mutual trust and respect of interests. We very high appreciate the support of Croatia for the process of Kazakhstan’s joining the World Trade Organization, what was said in the adopted earlier joint statement.
Our countries have a unique geographical situation; they are bridges between Europe and Asia. That gives us great opportunities for collaboration in the transit-transportation area, and the adopted Agreement on international automobile transportations of passengers and loads was aimed to realize these opportunities, - the President of Kazakhstan said in press availability.
The Heads of the two states noted the great potential of investment collaboration. Kazakhstan’s companies are interested in investing into projects in Croatia in the areas of refinery, developing tourism complexes on the Adriatic coast, banking and others. In Croatia’s part, their businessmen can participate in the program for the industrial-innovative development of Kazakhstan in the areas of petrrochemistry, machinery building, processing of agricultural production, infrastructural projects.
-Kazakhstan is a country of great economic development and numerous successful reforms, a country that intensively collaborates with leading states of the world and is a leader in the region. Croatia is interested in developing collaboration with Kazakhstan and implementing concrete projects, and distances are not an obstacle for that, - Stjepan Mesić said in the press availability.