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Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan sign protocol lifting ban on import of vegetables

Protocol, providing for lifting of temporary restrictions imposed on the import of potatoes, apples and persimmons in February 2019, was signed. The Information Support Department of the Government’s Executive Office of Kyrgyzstan reported.

On February 28, the Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Zhenish Razakov held talks with the Deputy Prime Minister of the neighboring republic Zhenis Kasymbek in Astana (Kazakhstan) on cooperation in the field of veterinary medicine, phytosanitary, water and energy sectors. The parties discussed topical issues of bilateral partnership, and also determined tasks to deepen the constructive dialogue.

Following the talks, a protocol providing for removal of temporary restrictions on import of potatoes, apples and persimmons into Kazakhstan, imposed on February 19 this year, after the Kazakh side reviews the information of the State Inspectorate on Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety of Kyrgyzstan on received notifications was signed.

The issue of withdrawal of veterinary and sanitary control on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh section of the state border was discussed.

«The parties agreed to send a Kazakh commission to Kyrgyzstan, after which the issue of recognizing equivalence of veterinary control of the Kyrgyz Republic and removal of veterinary and sanitary control at the Kyrgyz-Kazakh section of the state border will be raised at the next meeting of the EEU Council, scheduled for March 29, 2019. In addition, the parties reached a mutual understanding on the construction of Bypass Chui Canal — 2, as well as on the automation of water accounting in Chu River basin,» the message says.

During the visit, the delegation of Kyrgyzstan was also received by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin.