ASKAR MAMIN HELD TALKS WITH PM OF THE NETHERLANDS IN THE HAGUE
As part of the official visit to The Hague, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, held talks with Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and attended the opening of the Kazakhstan-Netherlands business forum, as well, Strategy2050.kz refers to the official website of the Kazakh PM.
Askar Mamin held talks with PM of the Netherlands in The Hague | Strategy2050.kz
During the meeting, they discussed prospects for further trade, economic and investment cooperation buildup, interaction in the energy, financial, transport and logistics, agricultural, IT and scientific spheres.
First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, laid basis for stable partnership relations between Kazakhstan and the Netherlands. Head of State, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, maintains continuity of the multi-vector peace-loving foreign policy and pays special attention to strengthening bilateral cooperation, A. Mamin said.
The Netherlands is one of the key trade, economic and investment partners of Kazakhstan in Europe. Over the years of Independence, the gross inflow of direct investment from the Netherlands to Kazakhstan exceeded 92 billion US dollars. Over 900 enterprises with the participation of Dutch fund operate in Kazakhstan. At the end of 2018, bilateral trade turnover amounted to 6.5 billion US dollars.
In turn, M. Rutte expressed confidence that the official visit of the Kazakh Prime Minister to the Netherlands would give a serious impetus to the further development of bilateral cooperation.
The Prime Ministers of Kazakhstan and the Netherlands attended the opening of the 5th Kazakhstan-Netherlands Business Forum, where 5 documents were signed:
– an agreement between the Kazakh company K-Agro and the Dutch Farm Frites on creation of a joint venture for the production of French fries in Zhambyl region. The amount of the project is 145 million US dollars;
– an agreement between Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary National Company JSC and the NEVASCO group of companies on cooperation in implementation of projects in the field of the Earth remote sensing and geographic information systems;
– a memorandum between Kazakh National Agrarian University and Wageningen University on cooperation in training of Kazakhstani agricultural students. Wageningen University is one of the world’s leading centers in the field of natural sciences, natural resources management, crop production and animal husbandry;
– a memorandum between Housing and Utilities Center JSC and Witteven+Bos on mutual understanding in implementation of a program on the construction and reconstruction of sewage treatment facilities;
– a memorandum between Dal Agro Park and Dutch Greenhouse Delta on cooperation in construction of an agricultural park in Turkestan region on 200 hectares.
The Forum was attended by about 200 businessmen from Kazakhstan and the Netherlands. Representatives of Baiterek National Management Holding, KazMunayGas NC JSC, AIFC, Deloitte, Shell, the Confederation of the Netherlands Industry and Employers, and others reported on the prospects for the development of trade, economic and investment cooperation between the two countries. The forum participants not only presented their opportunities, but also held working meetings and negotiations with potential partners in B2B (business-to-business) format.
The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan met with representatives of the Dutch companies Shell, Bitfury, SuezGroup, Farm Frites, DutchFruit Solutions, with whom they discussed the prospects for implementing projects in Kazakhstan in the fields of energy, data processing and blockchain technology, education, agricultural processing, etc.
The Prime Minister visited the World Horti Center, the center of knowledge and innovation for international greenhouse gardening, and got acquainted with the activities of Hardt Hyperloop, which is developing a new transport system, Hyperloop, which allows to move shuttle capsules through lightweight steel pipes with speeds up to 1 thousand km/h.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050