Kazakhstan may purchase land for grain terminal in Georgia.
Kazakhstan may purchase land for a grain terminal on the Black Sea coast of Georgia, Georgian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Paata Kalandadze told Trend Capital.
"Given Kazakhstan's plans to purchase a grain terminal in a port in the Black Sea, then one of the options under consideration may be Georgia's ports on the Black Sea coast," he added.
He believes all conditions, including the existing transport infrastructure of the Black Sea ports of Georgia and the level of relations established between the two countries, contribute to this.
"It is possible that this issue will be addressed during Prime Minister Nika Gilauri's upcoming Astana visit," he added.
In late 2009, Kazakh Agriculture Minister Akilbek Kurishbayev appealed to Prime Minister Karim Massimov with a request to consider the acquisition of a grain terminal in a port on the Black Sea. Today, the Kazakh government and agriculture ministry are studying new export routes for supplies of Kazakh grain to world markets.
In 2009, Kazakhstan reached record 20 million tons of grain.