Further industrial development impossible without modernization and updating, President

May 18. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Serik Sabekov

Further industrial development impossible without modernization and updating, President“Further industrial development is impossible without modernization and updating of the country’s enterprises,” Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev told today delivering an opening address at the 24th plenary meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council chaired by the President.

The theme of today’s session is “Modernization and renovation of Kazakhstan’s enterprises”. It is an important and urgent issue for us, for further industrial development is impossible without renovations.

The President expressed gratitude to the foreign guests for their participation in the meeting. Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that they contributed to development of friendly and fair partnership relations between our countries.

“We will always appreciate these ties and are ready to develop our cooperation by certain deeds and projects,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2380792

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Kazakhstan-EBRD cooperation open and constructive, Nazarbayev

May 18. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Damir Baimano

“Kazakhstan and EBRD enjoy open and constructive cooperation,” head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a plenary sitting of the Foreign Investors’ Council chaired by the President. 

“Our cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has always been open and constructive. I believe we enjoy the great volume of cooperation,” Nursultan Nazarbayev told addressing EBRD President Thomas Mirow.

The Head of State assured him that Kazakhstan appreciates the EBRD’s recommendations that will be taken into consideration.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2380802

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Nazarbayev told about changes in Foreign Investors Council under President of Kazakhstan

May 18. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kanat Kulshmanov

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev told about the changes that happened in the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan during the 24th plenary sitting of the Council.

‘I would like to tell you that we have new Council members: Pier Francesco Guarguaglini – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ‘Finmeccanica Group’, Frans Muller – CEO of METRO Cash & Carry International, Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco – President and Chief Executive Officer of ‘General Electric’ International.’

Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Kairat Kelimbetov and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies Asylhan Serikov joined the Council as members from the Kazakh side.

Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia (SBER) German Gref and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pipe Metallurgical Company Dmitry Pumpyansky were given the statuses of observers.

The Head of State wished success to new members of the Council.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2380817

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N. Nazarbayev calls on foreign investors to become ‘driving power’ for modernization of Kazakhstan’s economy

May 18. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kanat Kulshmanov

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev calls on foreign investors to become ‘driving power’ for modernization of the economy of Kazakhstan.

‘Large companies, national companies and users of mineral resources are contributing to the development of the program on modernization. We call on foreign investors to become ‘driving power’ of this process, and domestic enterprises will follow,’ the President said during the 24th plenary sitting of the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) under the President of Kazakhstan.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2380857

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President invites foreign investors to help realize Productivity 2020 program

May 18. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Serik Sabekov

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has invited foreign investors to render assistance in realization of the country’s “Productivity 2020” program.

The Head of State offered them to work on support measures within the Council’s working groups, share their views and practice in this issue.

According to President, it could not be just the financial assistance. It is crucial jointly with the National Technological Development Agency to develop a mechanism of attraction of Kazakh partners too. Nursultan Nazarbayev has charged the Government to speed up this process and work on a wide range of issues, ensure clear rules and good incentives.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2380871

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President invited foreign investors to celebrations dedicated to 20th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan

May 18. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Damir Baimanov

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev invited members of the Foreign Investors’ Council to take part in the celebrations dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan.

‘We have been together over the last twenty years. You will be our important guests at the celebrations and I am glad to invite you,’ the President of Kazakhstan said.

‘All these years I provided possible assistance to your business in Kazakhstan. I believe our cooperation has been successful and mutually beneficial over the span of these years,’ the President added.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2380888

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Kazakhstan raised USD 120 bln of foreign and USD 150 bln of home investments into its economy

May 18. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

“Since gaining independence Kazakhstan has raised USD120 bln of foreign and USD 150 bln of home investments into its economy,” Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev made it public today at the 24th plenary sitting of the Foreign Investors’ Council chaired by the President.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2380891

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N.Nazarbayev announced theme for next session of Foreign Investors’ Council

May 18. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Damir Baimanov

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the next sitting of the Foreign Investors’ Council would focus on the topic ‘Kazakhstan – international trade, logistical, business and financial center’.

The Head of State said that the 25th plenary sitting of the Foreign Investors’ Council would be held on May 22, 2012 in Astana.

‘As we agreed earlier, we will hold our meetings once a year not twice as before. We have addressed many issues and reached a new level. Now, we concentrate our attention on absolutely different issues therefore holding a sitting of the Council once a year will be quite enough,’ N. Nazarbayev noted.

The President also proposed to partially dedicate the next meeting to the achievements of Kazakhstan regarding attraction of foreign investments for 20 years. ‘We will also pay attention to the success your companies have had in Kazakhstan over the years of its independence,’ the President added.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2380897

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