Priorities in the work of the MFA RK: attracting investments and promoting exports
As the speaker noted, the work is being carried out to ensure the protection and promotion of national economic interests within the framework of international cooperation, primarily within the EAEU, SCO, linking of the state program Nurly Zhol with the Economic belt of the Silk Road, creating of an international IT park on the basis of EXPO-2017, the development of the program “Digital Kazakhstan”, the Strategic Plan “National Technological Initiative of Kazakhstan”, systemic measures to deregulate the business with the introduction of the best standards and practices of development of the other countries.
Taking into account the new tasks outlined in the Address Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness, work is underway to reformat and develop new approaches to the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in close cooperation with the authorized body for attracting investments and promoting exports.
In order to strengthen the work on attracting investments at the external level, it was previously decided to appoint investment advisors from the MID RK in 10 priority countries (Germany, France, China, Great Britain, South Korea, Japan, India, Iran, Italy and the USA) to work with Investors.
The issue of opening Kazakh Invest front offices in the United States, Germany, France, Turkey, the UAE, the PRC and Russia is under consideration.
In order to develop direct contacts between the foreign diplomatic corps and representatives of the business community, the Diplomatic Business Club was established on the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of the Atameken NCE. In 2016 in Astana meetings of the diplomatic corps and businessmen with akims of the North Kazakhstan region and the Aktobe region took place. In April this year, a similar meeting took place between foreign ambassadors and akim of the Kostanay region. Investment opportunities of Aktobe region and WKR were presented at the EXPO site.
“Thanks to the measures taken by the Government, Kazakhstan has risen from 41 to 35 among 190 countries in the ranking of Doing Business 2017, which is the best indicator for all the years,” M. Tleuberdi said.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan