Askar Myrzakhmetov meets with representatives of the business community of China
Within the framework of a working visit to the People’s Republic of China, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Agriculture Askar Myrzakhmetov met with representatives of the business community of China.
The meeting discussed matters of interaction between NHC KazAgro Co Ltd and the Silk Way Fund on financing agricultural raw materials processing projects, matters of certifying agricultural production and enterprises by the CCIG “China Certification and Inspection Group”.
During the discussion of issues of investing in projects for processing agricultural products with 8 large Chinese companies, including such transnational companies as Wilmart, CITIC and COFCO, A. Myrzakhmetov explained the main directions of state policy in the AIC, new approaches to improving the investment climate in Kazakhstan. The Kazakh side and “China National Machinery IMP and EXP Corp” determined approaches for organizing in May this year, in Almaty, the exhibitions of agricultural machinery and further cooperation on building factories in Kazakhstan producing agricultural machinery and equipment.
Summing up the meeting with Chinese business representatives, a ceremony was held of signing the Framework Agreement on Cooperation and Trade between NC “Food Corporation” Co Ltd with the companies “Asia Pacific Food Capital Co Ltd” and “Wilmart”.
It should be noted that A. Myrzakhmetov held meetings with the Minister of Agriculture of the PRC Mr. Han Changfu and Chairman of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the PRC Zhi Shuping. Following the meeting a Protocol was signed between the two countries on requirements of inspection, quarantine and sanitary requirements for export batches of wheat bran. Special Attention was paid to matters of creating an interdepartmental working group on scientific-technical cooperation and transfer of agricultural technologies, as well as a breeding and genetic center for the Central Asian region.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan