COOPERATION BETWEEN KAZAKHSTAN AND ISRAEL
Kazakhstan and Israel are increasing cooperation. EXPO 2017 has given impetus to the development of numerous joint projects and the exchange of experience between delegations and experts. Tel Aviv considers Astana the main partner in Central Asia, an important and significant region for the Jewish state. Member of the parliamentary friendship group between Israel and Kazakhstan, Ksenia Svetlova believes that these relations are valuable.
KSENIA SVETLOVA, MEMBER OF KNESSET:
- Kazakhstan, as a dynamic and fairly well developing market, attracts many Israeli businessmen. Many of my colleagues go to Kazakhstan to develop cooperation between the two countries, both in the sphere of high technologies and some traditional industries Kazakhstan is famous for
Agriculture is one of the prioritized areas for mutually beneficial cooperation. Israel is ready to share its advanced technologies in this area and invest in the development of the agro-industrial complex. Michael Roeh, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Israel, is one of the authors of the new project.
MICHAEL ROE, CHAIRMAN, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF ISRAEL:
- At present, we are creating an investment fund for investments in agriculture. This is a very serious project, its capital will be one billion dollars. Now we are finalizing all administrative preparation. The main point is that the money of this fund will be used not only for the implementation of megaprojects, but mainly for various types of small businesses in agriculture. To help them with the acquisition of various advanced technologies we have.
Cooperation between Israel and Kazakhstan is actively developing in other spheres. Many educational projects have been launched for doctors and psychologists. There is a constant cultural exchange. Theaters and musical groups tour to Kazakhstan.