Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov supports CEIBC’s initiatives
October 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov has received Caspian-European Integration Business Club (CEIBC) delegation today (October 4) headed by CEIBC President and CEO Telman Aliyev. CEIBC member companies were informed about perspectives of development of Kazakhstan and opportunities of economic cooperation during the meeting; the CEIBC press release reads.
Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov warmly welcomed the CEIBC delegation in the capital of Kazakhstan and noted that “the year has passed very quickly since our latest meeting”. He also noted that Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Minister Sauat Mynbayev had recently held negotiations in Baku regarding further expansion of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. “Azerbaijan is our neighbor and we are always ready to consider all proposals on development of bilateral relations”, Karim Massimov said. Progressive development in all directions between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan was noted during the meeting.
An opportunity for establishment of the Entrepreneurship Consulting Council with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov in charge was discussed. “We will introduce this practice in all the countries where CEIBC operates. The goal of the establishment of the Council is to ensure operative notification of government and parliament members about problems that entrepreneurs face”, Telman Aliyev said. He also noted that the Council would include all managers of large business-associations, investment funds and representatives of international financial institutions. Within the framework of the consulting council Kazakhstan Prime Minister is expected to hold meetings with representatives of the council twice a year in order to discuss attained results and problems accumulated in a certain sphere. Negotiations regarding the establishment of the Eurasian representative office (CEIBC Eurasia) of the Caspian-European Integration Business Club as well as regional representative office of Caspian Energy International Media Group in Kazakhstan (Caspian Energy Eurasia) are planned to resume with the national welfare fund Samruk-Kazina this year.
Representative offices of the branch subdivisions of the Club will bear a status of regional business-associations which bring together entrepreneurs who to carry out independent activity in Kazakhstan.
Due to this the management of the Club requested to support these initiatives and render assistance to solution of these issues so that to promote attraction of additional investments, development of small and medium business as well as intensification of business-to-government dialogue.
The Club requested for permission to represent interests of Kazakhstan companies in Azerbaijan as well as in all other countries where CEIBC operates after opening representative office in Kazakhstan.
T.Aliyev provided brief information about activity of companies represented in CEIBC. During the meeting the companies were informed about perspectives of implementation of joint projects.
During the meeting Prime Minister Karim Massimov was presented a special issue of the Caspian Energy Kazakhstan journal. Besides, the Prime Minister was also informed about a special issue of the journal which Caspian Energy International Media Group currently works on and is dedicated to the 20th jubilee of independence of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov supported all initiatives and gave orders to corresponding state agencies of Kazakhstan for solution of these issues.
Mirek Topolanek, former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, former Chairman of the Eurasian Council, Chairman of the Caspian Energy Forum Organization Committee, provided information about the forum. “Caspian European Forum is considerable success gained by the Caspian-European Integration Business Club in the issue concerning the intensification of the dialogue between the community headed both by the Club and partners from the EU”, he said. “The goal of the conference is to seek for new ideas capable to integrate into the energy policy which is a part of the European External Action Service. The forum will be a platform for discussing important issues in this sphere by politicians and business partners; M.Topolanek said and invited Kazakhstan Prime Minister to take part in the work of the forum.
M.Topolanek also noted that in future the Forum shall gradually become a ground for discussing new and existing issues not only in the energy policy field but also in other spheres of cooperation between the EU and Caspian/Black Sea region countries.
Kazakhstan Prime Minister expressed support to CEIBC events, expressed interest in participation of forums which are planned to organize under support of CEIBC.
CEIBC Honorary Membership certificate was presented to Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov at the meeting.