MINSK, 1 December (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko phoned first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to congratulate him on the 30th anniversary since he was elected to the highest state post, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
Aleksandr Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the current business agenda of bilateral relations. This year the bilateral trade has been growing and approached $800 million in January-September, adding almost a third year-on-year. The trade is expected to hit $1 billion by the year-end.
The parties also discussed the operation of seven large facilities assembling Belarusian vehicles in Kazakhstan: MTZ, Gomselmash, MAZ, Bobruiskagromash and other machine-building enterprises. In general, the parties highlighted the need for further intensification of cooperation across the entire spectrum of Belarusian-Kazakh cooperation.
Aleksandr Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev also discussed the schedule of upcoming meetings.