ASTANA (TCA) — The Diplomatic Business Club, which was created at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, has marked its first anniversary. The Club was established to present the most attractive Kazakh business projects to the diplomatic corps accredited in Astana, Atameken reported on its website.
The consolidating role of the Business Club was marked on July 5 during the meeting timed to coincide with the first anniversary of its establishment. Speaking at the meeting, Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov thanked partner organizations. “I want to thank our partners – NCE RK Atameken and the Chairman of its Presidium Timur Kulibayev for their active support. The launch of our club has been successful, and everything demonstrates that the club will have a long and successful life,” said the Minister.
Summing up the activities of the club, Idrisov noted the growing interest among foreign heads of missions to travel and study business projects in Kazakhstan’s regions. Such contacts help not only to provide information about new investment projects, but also to promote active foreign investments in the future.
The role of the Business Club was highly estimated by foreign diplomats. “I am confident that the cooperation in this format would be very helpful to us in terms of establishing contacts with the [Kazakh] business community,” the Ambassador of Russia to Kazakhstan Mikhail Bocharnikov said in an exclusive interview with palata.kz.
The Ambassador said that in 2015 alone, 135 business delegations from different regions of Russia visited Kazakhstan.