The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan has identified 20 priority countries – investors

Along with several ministries the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has identified 20 priority countries – investors to build closer relationships. This was announced today at a briefing in central Service under the President said the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrisov.

“In accordance with the Message of the President of Kazakhstan, and in accordance with the Strategy-2050 one of the most important foreign policy priorities is the development of economic diplomacy.

Currently, Kazakhstan is one of the leaders in terms of attracted foreign direct investments in the economy. Between 2005 and 2013 the republic attracted 173 billion U.S. dollars of foreign direct investment. Only during the last 5 years it was attracted more than $100 billion”, – said Mr. Idrisov. As the head of the department, it says that the adopted programs, such as a program for accelerated industrial development, are successful.

“Together with a number of ministries the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has identified 20 priority countries-investors, to build closer relationships especially in terms of attracting advanced technologies”, – said the head of the Ministry.

Note that this year the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a series of roundtables with the participation of foreign investors, at he roundtables were discussed issues of attracting of foreign labor, protection of the rights of foreign investors, creating a national Chamber of entrepreneurs, small and medium business development.

Originally posted to Strategy2050 on 19.12.2013: