Turkey's State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan met with Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry & New Technologies Aset Isekeshev in Ankara on Friday.
Caglayan said that the two countries have been boosting bilateral ties and there were several cooperation opportunities in the areas of shipbuilding, contracting services and construction between Turkey and Kazakhstan.
Trade volume between Turkey and Kazakhstan was 2.5 billion U.S. dollars and the two countries aimed to reach 10 billion USD, he said.
Caglayan said that Kazakh wheat could be marketed via Turkey with completion of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project.
Kazakh Deputy Premier Isekeshev said that they were pleased with successes in the Turkish economy.
A committee to be established by the two countries aiming to solve problems in trade would start to work soon, Isekeshev said.
Turkey and Kazakhstan on Friday also signed an agreement on establishment of training centers for Kazakh construction workers.
Turkey's Labor and Social Security Minister Omer Dincer and his Kazakh counterpart Gulshara Abdykalikova signed the agreeement on behalf of their respective countries.
Speaking to reporters, Dincer said that an institution would be set up to organize training centers for Kazakh construction workers in Kazakhstan.
Abdykalikova said that the protocol signed today would boost cooperation between Turkey and Kazakhstan. "We are ready to learn from Turkey's experiences".
Erdogan meets Kazakh PM
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov in Ankara.
The closed-door meeting took place at the prime ministry residence.
Following the meeting, Prime Minister Erdogan hosted a dinner in honor of Masimov.
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