Head of the Cabinet of Ministers Akylbek Zhaparov met with Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov during his working visit to Almaty. This was reported in the press service of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Zhaparov noted that the current relations between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan confirm the high level of political dialog. The volume of mutual trade and investment is growing every year, business, scientific and cultural ties are also intensifying.

In turn, Alikhan Smailov emphasized that in the first 11 months of last year, mutual trade between the countries increased by 12% and reached $1.3 billion.

"The governments continue to work on the task set earlier by the heads of state to bring the volume of trade turnover to $2 billion. We are ready to further support the Kazakh-Kyrgyz strategic partnership in all sectors," Smailov concluded.