First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA to Kazakhstan George Albert Krol in the Ukimet Uyi.
"The interlocutors exchanged their opinions about different aspects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the USA including economic and humanitarian spheres," the statement released by the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reads.
B. Sagintayev noted that Kazakhstan was about to begin implementation of initiated by the President five institutional reforms, national plan "100 specific steps". B. Sagintayev also emphasized that the reforms would give additional impetus for development of the partnership with the USA.
The sides also expressed their confidence that the membership of Kazakhstan in the WTO would provide new economic opportunities for the country. It will ensure access to foreign markets for Kazakhstani companies and consumers can have more goods and services to choose from.
B. Sagintayev also congratulated the US Ambassador on his appointment and expressed his hope for continuation of mutually beneficial Kazakh-American cooperation.
Kazakhstan's accession to WTO important for future stabilization of global economy - US Ambassador
Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO is important for future stabilization of the global economy, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA to Kazakhstan George Krol said prior to the meeting with Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova.
The Ambassador noted he was glad to hear the news about Kazakhstan's WTO accession.
"It meets our interests because Kazakhstan plays an important role in the global economy and has to be a member of the WTO. We supported Kazakhstan's WTO accession and will continue to support Kazakhstan," G. Krol said.
Besides, Kazakhstan noted that Kazakhstan was one of the biggest economies of the region and had to take its niche in the WTO.
EU welcomes completion of talks on Kazakhstan's accession to WTO
The EU welcomes completion of the talks on Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO, the communique issued by the EU reads.
"The EU has played an important role in achieving this goal and hopes for unanimous approval of the General Council of the WTO," the statement reads.
As it was noted, the decision will allow Kazakhstan to take part in the upcoming conference of WTO ministers in this December as a full-fledged member of the organization.
"Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO is significant for bilateral economic cooperation - the communique of the European Union reads.
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