Sunday, May 26

Kazakhstan and Afghanistan agree to expand co-operation in education

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To increase the number of grants in higher education institutions by two times Kazakhstan offered to citizens of Afghanistan. Each year the government will allocate 60 budget seats to foreign students. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Zhumangarin, who is in Afghanistan on an official visit.

‘We propose to consider cooperation in the chemical industry and mining and metallurgical complex, on the implementation of joint projects in Afghanistan in the field of geological exploration, mining and processing of solid minerals, as well as in the field of IT-technology. The Kazakhstani side is interested in the supply of domestically produced cars with the subsequent localisation of dealerships to service them in Afghanistan,’ Deputy Prime Minister Serik Zhumangarin said.

Deputy Prime Minister Serik Zhumangarin also took part in a Kazakh-Afghan business forum and thematic exhibition in Kabul. The parties plan to develop relations in other areas. For example, the countries have agreed to supply sunflower oil, cereal products and flour for more than $12 million.



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