Experts on Kazakhstan’s investment climate
According to the founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Tel Aviv Oren Simanyan, Kazakhstan is developing in accordance with global market demands and creates an attractive environment for investors.
OREN SIMANIAN, FOUNDER OF TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER:
So I see that it is several steps ahead than it was a year and a half ago when I was here. So it means that last time I was here people were talking about entrepreneurship in general and how important it is. This day I see that we are starting to implement. So it goes from it was an inspiration and now we are going to the how, in terms of real hands-on innovations.
The organizer of the start-up movement in the United Kingdom, the founder of 3BEARDS company Benjamin Southworth also considers that Kazakhstan has huge investment opportunities.
BENJAMIN SOUTHWORTH, FOUNDER OF 3BEARDS:
My first impressions of Kazakhstan, my first time here, one of the amazing countries. It is so unusual to find some other things. It is such a young, dynamic, complete city.
The professor of the Institute of Political Studies of Pakistan Muhammad Irfan said that not every country manages to achieve significant economic progress in a short time; however, Kazakhstan has achieved this success.
MUHAMMAD IRFAN SHAHZAD, PROFESSOR, INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL STUDIES OF PAKISTAN:
The statistics speak for themselves. We do not need to highlight a certain example. But in terms of economy, we know that Kazakhstan not only in terms of size of economy, but also in terms of its GDP per capita is in the top of the list of all the Central Asian states. The same relates to infrastructure development.
Independent Kazakhstan demonstrates to the world good growth of quality development standards, corresponding to the standards adopted by the OECD. The country is preparing for the Expo 2017 World international exhibition, and is actively developing parliamentary cooperation with a number of EU countries. This was announced in Paris, by the vice president of “France-Kazakhstan” National Assembly of France, Michel Voisin.
MICHEL VOISIN, VICE PRESIDENT OF “FRANCE-KAZAKHSTAN”, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF FRANCE:
Cooperation with the Kazakh delegation at the OECD also develops very well, and the way your country is progressing in the development of standards of this organization is a very good sign too. Relations between France and Kazakhstan are at a very high level. The presidents of the two states Nazarbayev and Hollande are in constant friendly contacts. This partnership in the future, I am sure, will only grow.