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Amb. Himanen urged Kazakhstan to submit revised offers and update
information on legislative developments to help accelerate the accession
process. He stressed that “bilateral market access negotiations need to
accelerate quickly to keep pace with the newly advanced phase of our
Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Mrs. Zhanar Aitzhanova, head of the
Kazakh delegation, said that her Government — with the enactment of new laws
since the last meeting (November 2004) — has made significant progress in
aligning national legislation with the requirements of key WTO agreements.
She said this shows “the political will and commitment on the party of
Kazakhstan to the accession process”.
On Kazakhstan's request to hold the next meeting in October 2005, the
Chairman said he would consult with delegations, noting that the schedule
would depend on the availability of the required documentation and progress
in the bilateral negotiations.