"Afghanistan is of great economic interest, as the population is about 30 million people. It is a large market. Our goods are in demand there: flour products, flour, metals and other products. As for transit, Afghanistan is very important - the way to the Indian Ocean lies through Afghanistan, we have direct economic interests", - the ambassador said.
According to O. Bitimov, many local companies are interested in cooperation with Afghanistan.
"The trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan is around $ 300 million, while import is about $ 2-3 million", - he said.
It is worth noting that Afghanistan's GDP is $ 62.3 billion in 2015. According to the World Bank estimates, GDP growth was 1.5% in 2015. GDP share in sectors: agriculture - 31%, industry - 26%, trade and services - 43%.