Askar Mamin and EU Ambassadors discussed coop in economic recovery

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union as part of the Dialogue platform on the development of investment cooperation, refers to the RK Prime Minister’s press service reporting.

The PM listed measures taken by Kazakhstan to ensure further development of the economy in the context of the global economic crisis and pandemic.

"The Strategic Development Plan of Kazakhstan through to 2025 has been developed, which provides for measures to build up export-oriented industries with high added value in the manufacturing industry and agriculture, accelerate digitalization, improve the healthcare system, the quality and accessibility of infrastructure, and other aspects," he said.

A. Mamin called for further open and active dialogue to promote trade-economic and investment cooperation between Kazakhstan and the EU.

The Ambassadors of: EU Sven-Olov Carlsson, Germany - Tilo Klinner and the Netherlands - Andre Carstens, noted stability of the Kazakh economy and consistency of anti-crisis measures taken by the Government.

The parties discussed the prospects for overcoming the pandemic consequences and cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union in economic recovery.

Interaction in healthcare, development of the green economy and fight against climate change, implementation of joint investment projects in agribusiness, manufacturing, transport, energy, infrastructure construction were considered.

Implementation of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Kazakhstan and the EU effective from March 1 this year was brought up. The document covers 29 areas, including trade, investment, innovation and infrastructure development.

The meeting was attended by Kazakhstan Government members, leadership of the Atameken NCE, Kazakh Invest NC, NMH Baiterek, NMH KazAgro, ambassadors of the European Union, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Lithuania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, France, representatives of Portugal, Austria, Latvia, etc.

The EU is one of the key investors and one of the largest trading partners of Kazakhstan. Trade turnover for 8 months of this year amounts to $ 15.5 billion.

16:02, 23 October 2020