Nur-Sultan held 2nd round of Kazakh-Chilean political consultations
5 September 2019 saw the second round of the Kazakh-Chilean political consultations involving Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev and Deputy Foreign Minister of Chile Kazakh Foreign Ministry Patricio Torres.
Both sides have welcomed to promote the cooperation and dialogue between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries.
The consultations saw the issues of bilateral and multilateral partnership, including better trade and economic interaction in agriculture, mining, manufacturing, renewables, are under discussion.
Moreover, the issues such as to expand a treaty and legal base, relieve a visa regime, improve the institute of honorary consuls for deeper integration processes, develop cultural and humanitarian contacts of Kazakhstan and Chile as well as to ensure an ongoing dialogue on international security and climate change were featured.
Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister dwelled on the role of our country in Central Asia, the pressing aspects of the political and economic development of Kazakhstan, its transit potential, the work carried out to attract foreign investors, measures to modernize the economy and protect foreign investors.
The Kazakh diplomat noted that trustful nature established over 25 years of Kazakh-Chile diplomatic relations open up new opportunities for promoting mutually beneficial partnership in trade and investments, including within the EAEU.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Chile underlined the importance of the partnership with Kazakhstan. He told both countries should give a further incentive to the development of bilateral relations referring to the recent state-of-the-nation address of the Head of State.
“Our countries share similar DNA, we play a significant role in the world and regional arenas. I agree with the view of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev that we have an opportunity to build upon the achievements, which he announced in his state-of-the-nation address,” the Chilean diplomat said.
He also marked the significance of the Kazakh global initiatives in nuclear weapons non-proliferation, disarmament, the fight against terrorism, promoting the use of renewable energy sources on the international arena demonstrated during the EXPO-2017 International Exhibition, where Chile was represented in the Latin-American pavilion.
The Chilean diplomat expressed the hope that the Kazakh delegation will tape part in the 25th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), to take place in December this year in Santiago.
The perceptiveness of developing contacts with the Pacific Alliance, with Chile being one of the Alliance’s founding fathers, at the multilateral level was outlined. In July this year Kazakhstan obtained the official status as an observer in the South American Economic Bloc.
At the end of the meeting, the sides agreed to hold a regular round of the Kazakh-Chilean political consultations in the city of Santiago.
Photo credit: Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan
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