Kazakhstan and Portugal agreed to intensify cooperation in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres. This was announced at a Feb. 13 meeting between Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi and Portugal’s Foreign Minister João Gomes Cravinho in Lisbon, reported the MFA press service in the Kazakh capital.
The officials reviewed the current conditions and potential for expanding cooperation in the political, trade, economic, cultural, and humanitarian spheres.
The sides also agreed to diversify bilateral trade, transit, and transportation routes and facilitate a visa regime for Kazakh citizens. They emphasized the need to establish an Intergovernmental Commission and a Business Council to stimulate political and business dialogue.
“Portugal considers Kazakhstan an important and reliable partner in the strategically promising region of Central Asia. We are ready to strengthen multifaceted cooperation and contribute to the expansion of trade and economic cooperation,” Cravinho said.