Sporty and business London
July 28. Kazpravda. London
By Rysty Alibekova
President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the opening ceremony of XXX Summer Olympic Games.
Solid foundation for partnership
Yesterday, ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony, President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Lord Mayor of the City of London David Wootton. The City – is a the historic district of the British capital, known as the “Square Mile”, a financial center, not only of UK, but the whole world. It has a unique political status, a legacy of its uninterrupted integrity as a corporate city.
Today the City has 550 foreign banks, whose staff is 280 thousand-strong, a resident population of 7,200 and a daily working population of around 300,000. The Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange are on its territory too.
At the Mansion House – the residence of the Lord Mayor – Nursultan Nazarbayev made an entry in the guests of honor book.
During the meeting, attended by representatives of the British business elite, the run of XXX Summer Olympic Games was talked about.
– These days London is hosting the Olympics a third time. I see it as an indication of success of London and its citadel – the City, – said Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Great Britain was discussed in the City. In the 20 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, a solid foundation for partnership has been laid, based on a substantial contractual-legal framework; enabling conditions for the arrival of British business in our country were built.
The President expressed hope for a continued close cooperation between the countries.
– Today, Kazakhstan has more than 500 JVs, and UK is among three main investors in its economy – USD 20bn. British business has always been a reliable partner in the development of our country. We appreciate this cooperation and hope for more joint projects, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Further, he participated in the reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in honor of heads of states and governments.
Prior to it he met with Prime Minister of UK David Cameron for talk on the situation and outlook for bilateral relations and on topical international issues.
Many victories to you!
Already at night, Astana time, Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
Surely, personal support and attention of the President are important to our athletes. His presence in the stands of the Olympic Stadium is inspiring.
The Games will last until August 12, and will be attended by more than 10 thousand representatives of 205 countries. Nurmakhan Tynaliev was the standard-bearer of our team.
In these Olympic Games the Kazakh team’s ambitions are to win three gold medals and rank among the strongest 30 states. In the last Summer Olympics in Beijing Kazakhstan won 13 medals including 2 golds.
All the Kazakhstanis are rooting for them both in the stadium stands and in front of TV screens. Many wins to you, our team!