«The draft agreement on enhanced partnership and cooperation between
«Negotiations are held within the framework of three thematic negotiating groups and will end tonight. The first group, under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, considers sections on common goals, issues of political dialogue and reforms, justice and freedom, human rights and security. An important direction is the sections dealing with trade and investment. They are worked out by a negotiating group headed by the Ministry of Economy. The remaining sections, covering a wide range of issues on economic and sustainable development, are discussed by a third group, chaired by the Ministry of Finance. Negotiations are constructive. We note with satisfaction the common understanding of the importance of the speediest completion of the development of a new agreement taking into account mutual interests and international norms, contemporary realities and future prospects,» Nurlan Abdrakhmanov summed up.