Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom: potential of trade and economic relations

Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom are discussing the potential of trade and economic relations. In London, the parties talked about Kazakhstan’s privatization program, possibilities of listing Kazakh companies on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the likelihood of the use of Cyprus’s jurisdiction as part of the UK’s investment activities in Kazakhstan.

RASHID GAISIN, CHAIRPERSON, BRITISH-KAZAKH LEGAL ASSOCIATION:

 - This is very important for the country’s development. There will be frequent cooperation between professional lawyers of the two countries. I think this will contribute to the development of the legal system of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is trying to diversify its economy and strengthen the private sector. The UK is ready to support these efforts by sharing the accumulated experience and knowledge in consulting, infrastructure, energy, mining and etc.

ROSS LAND, SPECIALIST, DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE, UNITED KINGDOM:

 - Kazakhstan and Britain have a very long relationship. We are one of the first countries to acknowledge that Kazakhstan is an independent state which cements the friendship. The culture work very well

In 2016, the UK exported goods and services to Kazakhstan which worth 5.5 billion pounds. In return, Kazakhstan exported products worth 640 million pounds to the UK. Both countries are trying to increase these figures.