French business and akimat of Almaty city are committed to active cooperation
French investors were encouraged to implement projects in Almaty within the framework of the online investment marathon of presentations of the regions of Kazakhstan, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in France and Association of French entrepreneurs MEDEF.
Opening the meeting, Akim of Almaty Bakhytzhan Sagintayev invited French companies to strengthen and expand cooperation with the city, which today, according to the ratings of the World Bank and Fitch Agency, is one of the most dynamically developing in the entire Central Asia region.
The participants were presented with the investment potential of Almaty, development plans, as well as a strategy for digitalizing the city and creating an IT ecosystem.
The webinar was attended by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Almas Aidarov, co-chairmen of the Kazakh-French Business Council Aidan Karibzhanov and Yves-Louis Darricarrer, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in France Jean Galiev, as well as representatives of structural divisions of the Almaty akimat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Kazakh Invest JSC.
French business had the opportunity to ask several specific questions to find common ground for future partnerships.
In turn, Almas Aidarov called on his French colleagues to intensify cooperation in the main areas of interest and also shared information about existing tools to support investors in the country.
At the end of the webinar, the city of Almaty confirmed its serious intention to cooperate to expand the list of French companies successfully operating in the city and to include such significant TNCs as Air Liquide, Dassault Systemes, Saint Gobain PAM, etc.