Kazakhstan lifted the ban on the import of food and seed potatoes, apples and persimmons from Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic said.
The ban is lifted today, May 22. This decision was made following a meeting of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Jenish Razakov, and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Zhenis Mahmuduly Kasymbek, as well as the implementation of the road map for quarantine phytosanitary control.
A neighboring country imposed a temporary ban on the import of potatoes, apples and persimmons from Kyrgyzstan on February 19 after the detection of pests in these products. Then Prime Minister Muhammedkaliy Abylalgaziev spoke with his Kazakh counterpart and decided to send a delegation to Astana.