28 Nov 2023 13:22

Kazakhstan wants to start exporting grain to Togo

ASTANA. Nov 28 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan has good prospects for exporting grain to the small African state of Togo, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

Tokayev held talks on Tuesday with Togolese leader Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe on agricultural issues, the Kazakh president's press service said.

"We agreed to instruct the governments of our countries to take specific measures to increase trade turnover. In particular, we noted that Kazakhstan has enormous opportunities for exporting grain crops to Togo," Tokayev said after the negotiations in Astana.

He recalled that Kazakhstan initiated the creation of the Islamic Organization for Food Security.

"I called on Togo to become a member of this organization and use its potential," the president said.

Kazakhstan, a major participant in the world grain market, plans to harvest 16 million tonnes of grain during the current campaign and export up to 5 million tonnes in the 2023/2024 agricultural year.