DELEGATION OF BALKAN COUNTRIES VISITS THE ASTANA INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE
The 1st Business Networking Summit business forum has taken place today with the participation of ex-President of Croatia Stjepan Mesic, Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja Vasic and representatives of the business community of Balkan countries at the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), the Centre’s press service informs.
The business forum saw the participation of the AIFC, Direct Investment Fund, Atameken National Entrepreneurs Chamber and KazakhInvest.
The guests have been familiarized with the activities of the Centre, its bodies and organizations as the AIFC Court, the International Arbitration Centre, the Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA), Astana International Exchange (AIX), and the Expat Centre.
Over 280 companies from 29 countries are already registered in the AIFC jurisdiction. The Forum showed Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina’s interest in the Centre.
Former President of Croatia, who is currently a political activist and honorary citizen of the city of Sarajevo, Stjepan Mesic pointed out the importance of having a judicial system and arbitration operating in accordance with international standards.
It is obviously easier for businesses to operate and function in a financial centre, where there is an independent court and an international arbitration centre, he said.
The delegation, largely including business circles of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and representing sectors as agriculture, industry, transport, were updated on the key directions of the AIFC development, they are Islamic finance, financial technology, green finance.
The opportunities and prospects of Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, the Direct Investment Fund and KazakhInvest were also presented to the guests.
Source: STRATEGY 2050