18 May, 2018

Issues of further cooperation with Boston Consulting Group discussed in Astana

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Today in Astana at the XI Astana Economic Forum, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev met with the Chairman of The Boston Consulting Group, Hans-Paul Burkner, reports primeminister.kz.

At the meeting, issues of long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation with the company in the light of economic diversification and digitalization reforms taking place under the Digital Kazakhstan program were discussed.

Particular attention in the conversation was paid to the matters of interaction with leading American companies. The visit of the Head of State to Washington on January 16-18, 2018, contributed to the intensification of such relations. The US Chamber of Commerce hosted a round table with the participation of business circles of both countries. Following the event, 24 commercial agreements worth about $7 billion have been signed.

The signed agreements cover such areas of cooperation as the transfer of technologies in the spheres of transport, aviation and space industry, agriculture.

On the eve of AEF 2018 in Astana, the second Kazakh-US business forum was held, which was aimed at further building the potential for mutually beneficial cooperation in all key areas.

Together with the American Council on Foreign Relations non-profit analytical center, the holding of a large Investment Conference on Kazakhstan in New York on October 4 this year is being worked out. The Conference’s main goal will be the development of bilateral trade and investment cooperation, the attraction of innovative technologies, the presentation of the privatization program in Kazakhstan and an explanation of the prospects for working with the Astana International Financial Center.

Also in the course of the meeting, the development of dialogue platforms on the basis of AEFC, the International Technopark of IT Startups, the International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects were discussed.

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