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President: Kazakhstan may send grain to Pakistan.

February 4, 2014

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev suggested grain exports to Pakistan . He explained that there are some joint farming-related projects under way aimed at processing agricultural production. The statement was made at the ceremony of presenting credentials by a number of ambassadors in Astana. Kazakhstan harvested 18.9mn tonnes of grain in newt weight last year. Its exports potential is estimated at 7mn tonnes in 2013-2014 marketing year. In 2012, Kazakhstan harvested 14.7mn tonnes due to drought after reaching a record harvest of 26.9mn tonnes in 2011. The country exports grain to the neighboring Central Asian countries, the Caucasus, Iran and China .

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Source: IntelliNews - Weekly Reports

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