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Russia and Kazakhstan are discussing the launch of the Agroexpress

29 july 2021

Kazakhstan can join the Russia – Uzbekistan Agroexpress project that will help increase mutual supplies of agricultural products. The details of the launch were discussed during a working meeting by Veronika Nikishina, General Director of REC, and Kairat Torebayev, Vice Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
“The Russia – Uzbekistan agrologistics corridor is a trilateral one because commodity flows pass through the territory of Kazakhstan. We have to synchronize the work of regulatory authorities for trains to run without long delays. This is critical for the delivery of perishable goods. Thus, we will provide the national businesses with competitive advantages and significantly increase the trade turnover between our countries in the medium term,” Veronika Nikishina.
The parties noted that joint addressing the issue will ensure the stability of the markets of both countries, as well as their economies as a whole.
Kairat Torebayev said that both countries are working on the issue of smooth product flow from the South. According to him, the countries need to coordinate and synchronize this work, including solving the issues of favorable transit tariffs along the entire corridor from Russia to Uzbekistan.
“We regularly coordinate with Kazakhstani railways and logistics operators border crossing issues, tariff conditions, and we are jointly considering extending the route to Tajikistan and Afghanistan,” Dmitry Murev, General Director of Russian Railways Logistics.

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