Kazakhstan Today: New strategic priorities and opportunities of investment and trade cooperation with Switzerland
Mar 20. MFA
The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Swiss Confederation in cooperation with the Delegation of German economy to Central Asia and the Joint Chamber of Commerce “Switzerland – CIS” with support of the ABB Group on March 18th, 2015 in Zurich organized a round table “Kazakhstan today: the new strategic priorities and opportunities for investment and trade cooperation with Switzerland”. The event was attended by the representatives of the Swiss business circles, interested in expanding partnerships and entering new markets.
The event participants were presented the key aspects of the President’s Address to the Nation “Nurly Jol – Path to the Future” which is aimed at effectively passing the effects of global financial and economic crisis.
Deputy Head of the Delegation of German economy in Central Asia Mrs. Galiya Zhunusaliyeva as a keynote speaker briefed the participants on measures of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to increase the investment attractiveness of our country and improve the business climate, the priority sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy, business conditions, simplified visa regime for countries showing the highest economic activity in various sectors of our country.
Mr. L. Georgiev, Partner of the international law company Baker & McKenzie, highlighted the legal aspects of business activities in Kazakhstan. A report on the practical experience of doing business and the company’s development in Kazakhstan was made by General manager of ABB Kazakhstan Mr. A. Chernijewski.
Various sectors of Swiss economy are showing strong interest in business cooperation and considering Kazakhstan as the main market in the Central Asia, they appreciate state policy in the field of liberalization of the economy and increase the investment attractiveness to foreign companies.
Swiss Confederation is one of the leading trade partners of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the volume of bilateral trade in 2014 exceeded USD 4.7 bln.), and investors (gross direct investment since 2005 exceeded USD 12 bln.).