The Minister of Economy and Industry Bogdan Bogdanov and the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Bulgaria H. E. Viktor Temirbayev discussed the opportunities for intensifying economic cooperation between the two countries.
One of the areas of interaction is the production of green hydrogen, it became clear during the meeting at the Ministry of Economy and Industry. ‘Bulgaria has all the prerequisites to become a regional leader in the production of green hydrogen,’ said Minister Bogdanov.
During the talks it also became clear that a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation is to be held. ‘A lot of time has passed since the previous one and the time has come to discuss future priority sectors for interaction,’ Minister Bogdanov said. A business forum with the participation of representatives of companies from both countries is also planned within the framework of the commission.
The Minister of Economy and Industry and the Ambassador of Kazakhstan also discussed the opportunities for increasing trade between the countries, as well as sectors of mutual interest such as the development of transport infrastructure, diversification of energy supplies, etc. Minister Bogdanov pointed out that Bulgaria is one of the largest producers of copper raw materials and stressed that our goal is to grow in the supply chains so as to participate in the production of modules for electric vehicles. He also presented the newest industrial zone in the country — in Dobroslavtsi, which will be the first specialized in the automotive sector.
‘It is very important for our countries to have a good political dialogue, but it is equally important to have a good basis for economic cooperation,’ Minister Bogdanov said. Ambassador Temirbayev defined Bulgaria as an important economic partner for Kazakhstan and said that there is a lot of unrealised potential in economic relations between the two countries.