Kazakhstan proposes creating border trading hubs in Central Asia

President Tokayev came up with the idea during meeting with Central Asian counterparts

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan has proposed creating an integrated commodity distribution system for Central Asian countries. He made this statement during the IV Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian States.

As the president noted, it is necessary to establish close interaction between the countries to get rid of any structural and infrastructural obstacles.

«It would be helpful to take effective measures to establish a network of border trading hubs. They should be pillars for the integrated commodity distribution system of the Central Asian countries and this system must be expandable,» Tokayev said.

According to the president, Kazakhstan has already implemented practical steps in this direction in conjunction with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

For example, there is Central Asia International Center for Industrial Cooperation on the Kazakhstani-Uzbek border and Industrial Trading and Logistical Complex on the border with Kyrgyzstan.

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