Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Agriculture Ministry discuss export and investment
Both ministries boost the coordination concerning these areas.
Deputy PM – Agriculture Minister Umirzak Shukeyev and Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov discussed the advancement of exports of agricultural products and the attraction of investments in the country’s agro-industrial sector, a press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan informed.
The meeting touched upon the enhancement of the interaction in implementing Kazakhstan’s Agro-Industrial Complex Development National Programme for 2017-21.
In a bid to implement the strategic tasks set in the Head of State’s annual Address, firstly, with a view to increasing the labor productivity in the agro-industrial complex and exports of processed agricultural products at least by 2.5 times, the realisation of the Joint Action Plan on attraction of foreign investments in Kazakhstan’s agro-industrial complex and trade development until 2020 between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture was a subject of discussion. The detailed consideration of the Plan led to a decision to update the action following the Foreign Ministry’s enhanced work in investment and export areas.
Special attention was placed to the implementation of investment projects in the agro-industrial sector, in particular, agriculture development, assembly of agricultural machinery and equipment, attraction of large trans-national companies to develop production and treatment of milk, milk products, and meat production.
The Ministries’ heads emphasized the close interaction in agriculture with international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Islamic Organization for Food Security, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, you name it.
The ministries agreed to hold special training sessions including agriculture development, in particular promotion of products of the country’s agro-industrial complex on foreign markets for Kazakh embassies’ employees in the countries of export interest to local agrarians.
The significance to increase information support for exports of agricultural products, organise press tours for foreign media outlets and information companies on the Kazakh agro-industrial complex was underlined.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture intends to regularly hold such meetings to enhance the interaction in promoting exports of Kazakh agricultural products and attract investments in the agro-industrial sector of Kazakhstan.