ASTANA. KAZINFORM – Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov received Torik Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy of the Republic of Maldives, Kazinform has learnt from the ministry’s press service. During the meeting, the sides discussed opportunities for cooperation and mutual support of the initiatives of the two countries within international organizations. Participants of the meeting expressed hope the Republic of Maldives will join the Statute of the Islamiс Organization for Food Security as soon as possible. It was initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev during Kazakhstan’s chairmanship of the organization.
It was noted that constructive relations and mutual support will further expand bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
Minister Abdrakhmanov went on to invite the government and businessmen of the Republic of Maldives to visit Kazakhstan to explore business opportunities, in particular within the framework of the International Center of Green Technologies and Investment Projects and the International IT-Startups Technopark Astana Hub. He also drew attention of his interlocutor to the fact that Kazakhstan and the Republic of Maldives can cooperate in tourism sector. Moreover, the sides are reportedly working on an air communication agreement. Torik Ibrahim, in turn, asked the Kazakh side to support the candidacy of the Republic of Maldives as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2019-2020.
He also noted that Kazakhstan’s experience in the development of renewable energy sources in the light of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 can be useful for the Republic of Maldives.
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