Foreign experts named the key results of the official visit of the President of Kazakhstan to the United States
Foreign experts named the key results of the official visit of the President of Kazakhstan to the United States. More than 20 bilateral economic agreements worth over $7 billion were signed during the talks. American investors expressed interest in cooperation in the field of IT and engineering, transport and logistics, agriculture, and infrastructure development.
KAZBEK MAIGELDINOV, SENIOR RESEARCHER, LIBRARY OF FIRST PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- Economic cooperation was expanded following the results of the visit. Last year’s total investment was lower than a year earlier. The main agreements on improving the investment climate were concluded at the meeting. High technology is an important aspect in trade and economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United States. The ongoing digitalization policy in Kazakhstan can become a key factor in attracting the U.S. investments in the future.
A well-known journalist, writer and politician Dmitry Gordon closely followed Nursultan Nazarbayev's visit to the United States. In his opinion, it became a landmark event in strengthening Kazakhstan's position on the political map of the world. For Astana, Washington is one of the key partners in foreign policy and the most important investor in the economy. Kazakhstan is an extremely important region of the world, which has great potential for American business.
DMITRY GORDON, POLITICAL REVIEWER:
- I was surprised by the amount of American investments in the economy of Kazakhstan, which amounted to $50 billion last year. $50 billion is a lot. This shows the trust between the partners. The Americans see Kazakhstan as a potentially powerful partner. I really liked Trump's meeting with Nazarbayev. It was a conversation between people who respect each other. I have seen Trump's meetings with different leaders from different countries, many looked ingratiatingly into his eyes, tried to find some approval, and they behaved like a younger brother with an elder. When Nursultan Nazarbayev talked to Donald Trump, I saw a conversation between two equal partners, people who respect each other and who talk on an equal footing.