Kazakhstan and UK: 26 years of cooperation
Cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom is gaining new momentum. Kazakh Ambassador to the UK, Yerlan Idrisov spoke about the prospects of the bilateral relations in Astana recently. He said the two countries have made great progress in cooperating in different areas, specifically economy, education and culture. To date, UK is one of the top ten trading partners of Kazakhstan and the country has invested more than US$25 billion in the Central Asian country. British companies have high interest to invest in Kazakhstan’s oil and gas as well as mining industries. Moving forward, the two countries intend to cooperate in other potential areas. Yerlan Idrisov said the priority areas include finance, digital transformation and agriculture. This year, the countries plan a number of measures aimed at expanding bilateral relations.
YERLAN IDRISOV, KAZAKH AMBASSADOR TO UNITED KINGDOM:
- This year, we plan to organize a major business forum in October, a business council and the next meeting of the intergovernmental commission. We also plan a presentation of the Astana International Financial Center in London in order to attract foreign participants after its official launch in Astana in July.