MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
A number of documents were signed following the meeting.
Mikhail Mishustin: Mr Mamin, esteemed friends, I am delighted to be greeting all of you. Welcome to Kazan and the Russian Federation. First of all, we would like to convey the warmest greetings and wishes to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. We would also like to wish you a very happy holy Muslim month of Ramadan. We sincerely cherish our friendship, neighbourly and warm relations and the active implementation of our bilateral agenda. Our trade and economic cooperation is speeding along at a good pace, and we are continuing to reinstate our bilateral trade volumes that have, alas, taken a downturn due to the pandemic. We have marvelous collaboration opportunities in fields such as industry, the defense sector, renewable energy sources and the digital economy, and together we frequently discuss these things in great detail. I am well aware that Kazakhstan also prioritises these sectors, and, of course, I suggest we discuss these aspects more actively within the intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation.
Today, we are also going to sign highly important documents that took us several months to draft, including a comprehensive program of economic cooperation between the governments of our countries for 2021-2025.
We are working very closely together when it comes to our joint COVID-19 response efforts, and we are very happy that we have launched the joint production of the Sputnik V vaccine at the Karaganda Pharmaceutical Factory. We are also doing our best to supply additional batches of vaccine to Kazakhstan. I am quite sure that we will jointly be able to cope with the pandemic and we will overcome its economic consequences which are very hard for the entire world and our countries. Apart from our bilateral affairs, we will talk about cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union. Mr Mamin, we support high-priority guidelines for intensifying Eurasian integration, suggested by our esteemed Kazakhstani friends during your chairmanship. Generally speaking, we have an extensive and detailed agenda. Mr Mamin, I would now like to give the floor over to you.
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