Kazakhstan and the European Union discussed issues of cooperation in the field of critical raw materials

Kazakhstan and the European Union discussed cooperation in the area of critical raw materials batteries and green hydrogen. A meeting took place on 8 February at the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The European Commission delegation was represented by the General Directorate of Industry, Energy, and the European Union representation in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the content of the Roadmap project, being developed within the framework of the Memorandum of Strategic Partnership in the area of the value chain of critical raw materials, batteries, and hydrogen. The document was signed in October of last year at the COP27 summit. The Roadmap project includes plans to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the areas of raw material processing, recycling, thermomechanical treatment of metals, transition to “green standards”, research, and skills improvement. In general, the Roadmap contains the organisation of direct contacts between producers and consumers, technical assistance in the harmonisation of legislation in the area of the circular economy, and the creation of a common platform for the exchange of best practices and the organisation of joint projects.