MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. Russia and Kazakhstan have an opportunity to develop cooperation in many areas, including the high-tech sector, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. He was addressing participants of the Forum of interregional cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan, speaking via video link from the Kremlin.
"In general, Russia and Kazakhstan have broad prospects for joint work in various sectors of the economy, including the high-tech sector. There is no doubt that the regions of our country will take an active part in this work," he said.
Putin recalled that Russia and Kazakhstan are taking coordinated steps to increase competitiveness and strengthen the transit potential of their transport systems. In particular, projects are being implemented to expand the capacity of automobile border crossings and increase cargo transportation by water, including in the Caspian Sea and along the Irtysh River.
"The Eurasian Railway Alliance, established by Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, is successfully functioning, providing a stable and safe railway connection between the countries of the Eurasian continent," Putin added.
The Russian President also touched upon joint Russian-Kazakhstan initiatives to develop energy infrastructure, exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and cooperation in the oil and gas and electricity sectors is advancing, including mutual supplies and transit of oil, gas and electricity.
"Russia and Kazakhstan are also actively interacting as part of the Eurasian Union, where common energy markets are being formed. Together with partners in the EAEU, it is engaged in the digitalization of transport and logistics routes, and the introduction of artificial intelligence to accelerate cargo flows. At the initiative of the Russian and Kazakh sides, a platform for an EAEU ecosystem of digital transport corridors is being developed, aimed at optimizing information exchanges between economic operators," the Russia leader concluded.