Kazakhstan, Malaysia strengthen investment cooperation
Kazakh-Malaysian business forum was held in Kuala Lumpur. Foreign investors did not hide great interest in Kazakhstan. Businessmen talked about "Astana – new city" special economic zone intended to accelerate the development of the capital, as well as the opening of new facilities in the industrial park. Foreign companies consider this project successful and financially attractive in view of the forthcoming world exhibition "EXPO-2017". Today, Kazakhstan and Malaysia implement over 65 joint projects. It is possible that a partnership will expand in trade, transport, logistics and agriculture.
Tan SRI AHMAD FUZI ABDUL RAZAK, SECRETARY GENERAL, WORLD ISLAMIC ECONOMIC FORUM:
We should put across on the table for other potential investment from Malaysia to go to Kazakhstan. And we hope that special the business forum that was organized is the beginning of that process to get more and more people to know more about Kazakhstan that beautiful country where you are, the largest countries in Central Asia. I think there are a lot of opportunities and we should try to promote this in a bigger way.
Over the past 10 years, Malaysia has invested more than U.S. $4 million into the economy of Kazakhstan.