Kazakh, Slovak sides discussed cooperation development issues
BRATISLAVA. July 31. KAZINFORM - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Czech Republic and Slovakia Sharip Omarov paid a visit to Bratislava on Monday. During the visit, the Kazakh Ambassador met with Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico and the chairman of the Slovak National Council. The sides discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation. The Kazakh diplomat informed the Slovak officials of the preparation for the oncoming state visit of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the Slovak Republic on November 20-21, 2007. The Kazakh Ambassador expressed gratitude to the Slovak side for backing Kazakhstan’s candidature for the OSCE presidency in 2009 and entry of Kazakhstan into the World Trade Organization (WTO). Mr. Omarov also informed the Slovak side of the constitutional reforms, initiated by the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev and novelties in the electoral system, new order of formation of the Parliament and Government of Kazakhstan, and other important constituents of the political reforms of Kazakhstan. The sides signed an agreement on economical and scientific-technical cooperation between Kazakhstan and Slovakia, a memorandum of cooperation between the Slovak agency for development of investments and trade and Kazinvest JSC and a memo of cooperation between the Slovak hydro meteorological institute and Kazhydromet republican state enterprise. The parties expressed interest in improving the cooperation in the sphere of hydrocarbon and transport interaction. Besides, the perspectives of development of the cooperation in the sphere of machine building, electric technology, pharmaceutics, processing industry, production of the national consumption goods with the utilization of the Slovak technologies were discussed during the meeting.