After the meeting Victor Yushchenko and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a two-year action plan and a joint resolution, President's press office reported.
At a press conference Victor Yushchenko said our countries applied similar approaches to bilateral relations and international policy.
“Our talks have been easy and productive,” he stressed.
Commenting on the signed action plan, the Head of State said it stipulated five directions of cooperation. He added that these “are fields in which business and states can greatly succeed.” Yushchenko and Nazarbayev particularly discussed economic cooperation to start joint projects in aviation, high technologies, and space exploration.
“I am pleased to say we have already sold seven Ukrainian AN-148 aircrafts to Kazakhstan,” he said.
Yushchenko described our cooperation in the oil and gas sector as “very
promising.” He said the two countries had reached mutual understanding to unify
their tariffs and to form an integral transit territory.
The President of Ukraine said he was convinced that the signed documents would help considerably increase our commodity turnover in 2-3 years. He informed those present that it had already reached 1 billion dollars, while Ukraine annually exported goods worth 700 million dollars to Kazakhstan.
Yushchenko expressed his gratitude to the Kazakh president for supporting 500 thousand Ukrainians living in Kazakhstan.
“We are proud that all key problems of the Ukrainian community in Kazakhstan are being solved. It is very important to reach mutual understanding between our nations,” he said.
The Head of State also announced that 2006 would be declared the Year of Kazakhstan in Ukraine.
“I think this will be the year to implement specific projects,” he
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