Kazakhstan and Italy agree on agricultural cooperation

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ASTANA (TCA) — The 8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Kazakh-Italian Working Group for Industrial and Economic Cooperation and Exchange and an Italy-Kazakhstan business forum took place earlier this month in Rome, with the support of Kazakh Invest national company for investment support and promotion. The Kazakh delegation also included representatives of the agrarian sector, who studied the Italian experience of crops cultivation, discussed ways to develop joint investment projects, and visited Italian agricultural enterprises.

The result of the meetings and talks was an agreement on cooperation to study the implementation of joint investment projects with the application of technologies for deep processing of agricultural products between Kazakh Invest, KazAgro, the administration of Kazakhstan’s Kostanay region and the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and Lombardy, which unites more than 9 thousand Italian enterprises, Kazakh Invest reported.

“Within four days we visited a number of enterprises involved in the processing of agricultural products, but I would like to mention the PAVAN company, an enterprise with 60 years of experience. We want to create a joint venture for the production of pasta from durum wheat, which is very important for our region,” Deputy Governor of the Kostanay region Meirzhan Myrzaliyev said.

Kazakh agrarians also visited the Andalini pasta shops and met with its president, Massimo Andalini, who told about the family business, whose history began in 1956. As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached on a project for Construction of a Plant for the Production of Pasta from Durum Wheat in Kazakhstan.

The Kazakh side is expected to send concrete proposals for cooperation and establishment of joint ventures.

Sergey Kwan

TCA