Prime Minister talks to Dutch Prime Minister
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev talked today on the phone to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.
The conversation covered the topical issues of bilateral trade and economic relations, and the preparations for the 3rd meeting of Kazakhstan-Dutch Business Council to be held in Astana in June.
Prime Ministers of Kazakhstan and the Netherlands discussed the potential of cooperation in energy, agriculture, transport, transit, science and new technologies. B.Sagintayev invited the leading Dutch companies to take part in implementing the programs for industrial-innovative and infrastructure development of Kazakhstan.
M.Rutte informed that the Netherlands is completing the preparations for participation in EXPO 2017, where will present the national pavilion. The official delegation of the Netherlands plans to visit the EXPO to participate in the Netherlands National Day.
The Netherlands is one of the leading investors (about $60 billion of FDI) and one the main trade partners of Kazakhstan in the EU (external trade turnover in 2016 exceeded $3 billion).
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan