US plans to sign an agreement on 'open skies' with Kazakhstan

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25 October, 2018, 14:02 333
US plans to sign an agreement on 'open skies' with Kazakhstan

As of today, over 150 American companies run in Kazakhstan. 

 

The United States looks forward to signing with Kazakhstan an agreement on a single aviation area between the states. It was said by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross during the Kazakh-American business forum, BNews.kz correspondent reports. 

"We hope that a US-Kazakh 'open skies' agreement is signed as soon as possible. This reflects Mr Nazarbayev's vision on the achievement of a more dynamic economy. We also see the possibility to provide support for Kazakhstan so they could reach their broad objectives," said US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the Kazakh-American business forum. 

According to the Minister, presently over 150 American companies operate in Kazakhstan. The volume of investment, as he noted, is over 26 billion. However, these figures can considerably increase. 

"Kazakhstan continues making efforts so doing business within the country is easy. The 6th place is good, but, in my opinion, we could reach greater progress in this sector," he said. 

According to the US Secretary of Commerce, the opening of the Astana International Financial centre demonstrates the country's openness to global players. 

At the Forum, 8 bilateral documents in such sectors as agriculture, infrastructure, aviation, digitalization and IT were signed.