Kazakhstan – Poland: Strategic Partnership

Kazakhstan – Poland: Strategic Partnership

Kazakhstan and Poland have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in various sectors, including economy, political, trade as well as cultural and humanitarian efforts.

Foreign Minister of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz said that the countries also agreed to tap into the development of the transport and logistics sector.

“The Silk Road passes through Kazakhstan and Poland. We should connect our roads and railways and develop this promising route. We also talked about the possibility of using our port of Gdansk as an important hub for products from Asia,” he said.

Czaputowicz had a meeting with the Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs, Beibut Atamkulov in Warsaw last week.

The two countries have also agreed to cooperate on agriculture, mechanical engineering, natural resources, military-industrial complex, tourism, advanced technologies and engagement at the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC).

The parties also plan to boost trade activities between them starting from this year. The trade value between Kazakhstan and Poland in 2018 was recorded at US$1.2 billion.

Kazakhstan accounts for 80% of Poland’s trade with Central Asia. There are over 200 Polish-owned companies in Kazakhstan and the country has also invested more than US$230 million in Kazakhstan.

At the meeting, Czaputowicz and Atamkulov discussed the establishment of Kazakhstan-Poland Business Council as well as develop a joint catalogue of Kazakh-Polish trade products, which could be sent to EAEU, Europe, China and Central Asia.