The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, highly praised the work of the Special Program of the United Nations for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA).
He stated that the region plays a significant role today in the development and diversification of international transport-transit routes. As a result, SPECA countries have become a continental bridge between Europe and Asia. The member countries include Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The Kazakh leader also mentioned that Kazakhstan is ready to increase its exports to SPECA countries by $2.3 billion across 175 non-raw commodity items.
"The creation of 'green' corridors, the removal of various barriers will give a substantial impetus to our trade cooperation, including in such sectors as construction, chemical, and food industries. We are also ready to consider relevant proposals from our partners," emphasized Tokayev.
Tokayev also stated that Kazakhstan aims to make a significant contribution to ensuring food security. "Over the past five years, we have doubled the volumes of agricultural production and are currently exporting it to more than 80 countries. We intend to actively work in this direction with SPECA countries," reported the leader of Kazakhstan.
The 25th anniversary summit of SPECA took place in Baku on November 24, where, in addition to the regular members, representatives of several other countries such as Hungary, Georgia, and others participated.
November 27, 2023