Kazakhstan does not rule out signing oil supply agreement during Lukashenko's visit to Nur-Sultan
Minsk, September 16 - Neftegaz.RU. Kazakhstan looks forward to further deepening of bilateral cooperation as a result of the upcoming visit of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko to Nur-Sultan in October 2019, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Askar Beisenbayev said at a press conference on 16 September, BelTa has learned.
The ambassador said that Kazakhstan is preparing for the visit of the Belarusian head of state. “We intend to hold a large-scale business forum during Lukashenko's visit to Kazakhstan and expect to sign a number of contracts at the forum,” he noted.
According to Askar Beisenbayev, Kazakhstan is in talks with Belarus' oil industry concern Belneftekhim over cooperation in the oil industry. “We hope that an appropriate agreement will be signed during Lukashenko's visit to Kazakhstan,” the ambassador said.
Speaking at a meeting in May with Kazakhstan's ambassador in Belarus, Lukashenka said Minsk would like to diversify oil deliveries for its refineries.
Last year the trade turnover between Belarus and Kazakhstan went up almost 30% to reach $900 million as against 2017.