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Joint briefing following the talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

October 27, 2015

Opening the briefing, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the negotiations that took place between the delegations of the two countries were held in the atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding.

“Kazakhstan is the biggest trade partner of Japan in Central Asia. The trade turnover between the two countries in 2014 reached US $2 billion. During the first six months this year the trade turnover has amounted to US $600 million,” he said.

The President noted the diversity of trade and economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and Japan will further intensify.

Nursultan Nazarbayev also drew attention to the prospects for further development of investment collaboration including joint ventures and joint projects.

“A number of Japanese companies are actively working in Kazakhstan. As of today, 50 joint companies are registered in Kazakhstan. Six joint projects amounting to US $700 million have already been implemented. Another 10 projects totaling to US $700 million are underway,” he added.

The President emphasized willingness of Japanese businessmen to develop cooperation in exploration of rare earth metals, nuclear energy, banking, chemical industry, agriculture and transport sector.

In addition, the President noted fruitful cooperation between the two countries in the international arena, in particular in the framework of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, as well as the Central Asia plus Japan dialogue.

Prime Minister of Japan, on his part, noted that Kazakhstan is the economic leader in the region that plays an important role in world affairs, especially in the field of nuclear non-proliferation. He stressed that Kazakhstan is the largest economy in Central Asia, playing an important role in the international arena. Besides, Kazakhstan is a reliable partner of Japan.

“I would like to tell you about the results of our important meeting. First of all, Japan is going to continue to support economic reforms in Kazakhstan. We have already had a good conversation about it. In particular, in regard to future construction of the nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan, we will continue to strengthen our cooperation in the implementation of this project. We have officially confirmed it. Besides, we will begin to cooperate in the sphere of preparation of specialists for the industrial sector and introduce Japanese examination systems in medicine. We will continue to work in these directions,”  Shinzo Abe said.

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