09/12/2016 14:55 GMT+7 print

Kazakhstan eyes all-round links with Vietnam

Hanoi, December 8 (VNA) – Kazakhstan wants to boost cooperation with Vietnam, especially in politics, trade and investment, Kazakh Ambassador to Vietnam Beketzhan Zhumakhanov has said.

Speaking at a press conference in Hanoi on December 7 on the threshold of Kazakhstan’s Independence Day (December 16, 1991-2016), the diplomat highlighted flourishing relations between Vietnam and his country over the last 24 years.

The free trade agreement (FTA) signed in 2015 between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU), which is joined by Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, contributes to fostering trade between the two sides, he added.

He hoped through the agreement, goods exchange will be increased between Vietnam with Kazakhstan and with other EAEU member nations.

Regarding negotiations to build a railway linking Vietnam, China, and Kazakhstan, the ambassador said the three sides signed railway transport agreements, which enable the goods to transit through China.