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Italy was offered to use Kazakhstan for entering big markets

16 February, 12:03 209
Italy was offered to use Kazakhstan for entering  big markets

In the past year, Kazakhstan and Italy marked a quarter of a century of diplomatic relations.

Rome held a regular meeting of the Kazakh-Italian Intergovernmental working group, BNews.kz correspondent reports referring to primeminister.kz.

At the event, a wide range of priority issues was considered relating to the assessment of the state of bilateral cooperation and further development if Kazakh-Italian interaction. The sides discussed the activization of interaction of business and bank circles, the development of a legal base, the cooperation in energy, industry, agriculture, issues of the development of humanitarian cooperation. The perspective direction of bilateral cooperation is determined with the cooperation in the sphere of culture and tourism.

“I would like to note that Italy is our one of the main partners in trade turnover with Europe and a leading investor. The external trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Italy according to the results of 2017 comprised 9.6 billion dollars, that is by 13.5% more compared to the same period of the previous year. Kazakhstan is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union. That is the only market without customs borders with the capacity of mote than 180 million people, with the external trade turnover of about 1 trillion dollars. That is why I offer to take Kazakhstan as a platform to manufacture products for further entry to the big markets of the EAEU, China, Central Asian and Middle East states,” chairman of the Investment Committee of the Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan Yerlan Khairov said.

At the same day, after the end of the Intergovernmental working group, the embassies of Kazakhstan and Italy together with the General Confederation of Italian Industry and ICE held the business-forum, devoted to the presentation of economic possibilities of Kazakhstan, where representatives of the large Italian companies and business-associations took part.

We note that over 25 years the Italian Republic has became for our country one of the main investors and expresses interest in remaining it. Italian people used the possibility to participate in the exhibition “EXPO-2017” in Astana, in order to cooperate with Kazakhstan in a new sphere – “green” technologies.

Italy shows interest in the cooperation with Kazakhstan. The Italian business appreciates Kazakhstan for its stability and believes of the country perspective. The state with a great future, they say about us in Italy.

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