Kassym-Jomart Tokayev holds meeting with members of CIS Heads of Government Council

At a meeting with members of the CIS Heads of Government Council in Astana, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called for elimination of barriers, creation of favorable tariff conditions and simplification of administrative procedures. The global economic turbulence and growing geopolitical contradictions require effective measures, the Head of State stressed. Tokayev noted that the CIS Economic Development Strategy until 2030 has been actively implemented during the year of Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in the CIS. The President also touched upon the issues related to the development of transit and transport potential. He placed the emphasis on the prospects of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, which opens up new opportunities for the markets of Eurasia.

“This issue gains more relevance, and I suppose that the CIS member states will work together for the development of the existing potential, while boosting trade on the North-South route with access to Iran, Persian Gulf and India,” Tokayev emphasized.