Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan launch international highway
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan launched an international highway Beineu – Akzhigit – the Border of Uzbekistan on 17 July.
Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin took part in the opening ceremony of the international highway Beineu – Akzhigit – the Border of Uzbekistan.
The Head of Kazakh Government Askar Mamin stressed the importance of the event for the development of the transport infrastructure of Central Asia, increasing trade volumes, and realizing transit potential.
“This project was implemented on the direct instructions of the First President – Elbasy Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev. The opening of this road is a symbol of the intensive development of a strategic partnership, defined by Elbasy Nazarbayev and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev,” Mamin said.
Askar Mamin noted that “it is deeply symbolic that this project started in the year of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan, the opening ceremony of which was attended by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
“The state visit of the Head of State to Uzbekistan in April 2019 gave an additional impetus to the development of bilateral cooperation,” said the prime minister of Kazakhstan.
According to the head of Kazakh Government, in recent years, relations between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have reached a qualitatively new level and have acquired a steady positive trend. This is confirmed by the annual growth in mutual trade. Last year, trade amounted to $3 billion. Since the beginning of this year, there has been a positive growth trend.
Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov noted the strategic importance of the event for the two neighboring fraternal countries of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
“The successful implementation of this project within the framework of the Nurly Zhol state program will give a new impetus to the Silk Road trade flows and the development of our entire region,” said Aripov, noting that “this highway is, first of all, of great importance for the further activation of trade economic relations between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.”