Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan sign road map agreement

Both Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will benefit from the conclusion of the Road Map agreement, experts say. A new approach ensuring appropriate control at the border will be a prerequisite for the effective development of trade and economic relations. The road map, according to various estimates, will give the neighboring republic an increase in the economy to 10%. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan signed the agreement on December 2 after negotiations between the Presidents in Minsk. The road map contains 50 bilateral economic cooperation measures.

NURLAN KULBATYROV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, KAZAKHSTAN’S TRADE POLICY DEVELOPMENT CENTER:

 - Firstly, control will be carried out not only by Kazakhstan, but also by representatives of the Eurasian Economic Union. Kyrgyzstan, in turn, must provide complete statistical data on trade, fiscal policy, customs and tax declarations, and also indicate the value of goods. Secondly, the country will have to ensure proper control over compliance with phyto-sanitary and veterinary requirements within a single economic space.

ZHAKSYLYK SABITOV, LEADING EXPERT, INSTITUTE OF WORLD ECONOMICS AND POLITICS:

- We can say that the road map will boost Kyrgyzstan’s economic growth up to 10%. Everything depends on the course of implementation of the road map. The signing of the roadmap will impact economy since it is an economic agreement. This is such a technical document that will benefit the government and people of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.