Beibit Issabayev: bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have always been at high level
Outgoing Kazakh ambassador to Azerbaijan Beibit Issabayev told the reporters in Baku that the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan has almost doubled over the past three years.
"I have worked in fraternal Azerbaijan four years and four months. Bilateral relations between our countries have always been at a high level," the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza cited him as saying.
He stressed that there has been a steady growth in trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian relations recently.
"I have done everything for our relations to develop at a higher level," Issabayev noted.
“Very important contracts and projects covering transport and logistics have been signed,” Issabayev said. “The railway administrations have signed a contract worth half a billion dollars for a period of three years.”
The diplomat noted that Kazakhstan is gradually restoring the export of the Kazakh wheat to Azerbaijan. "Once we exported about a million tons. But we lost this niche due to objective reasons in subsequent years. The export volume from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan increased threefold in January-June. We will bring the volumes up to 600,000-700,000 tons till late 2019. Next year we will restore the export of one million tons of wheat, which was 5-6 years ago," Issabayev said.
The ambassador said that a very important contract on the fiber optic cable line along the bottom of the Caspian Sea was also signed.