On November 26, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev concluded his official visit to Belgium with the talks with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The politicians exchanged views on the further development of trade, economic and investment cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union, the press office of Akorda reported.
The interlocutors discussed the issues related to the post pandemic economic recovery, environmental cooperation, partnerships in the transport, logistics and humanitarian spheres, as well as global and regional security challenges.
The leader of Kazakhstan expressed readiness of the Kazakh side to create an enabling environment and provide investment tools and institutional support to European partners who had shown interest in the Kazakhstan market. It was noted that the EU is the largest trade and investment partner of Kazakhstan in Central Asia; Kazakhstan has 75% of the total investments attracted to the region.
The interlocutors highlighted the need to search for new modern approaches to interaction in such areas as the green economy, sustainable energy, IT technologies, healthcare, education and tourism.
Ursula von der Leyen noted Kazakhstan’s efforts towards stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan and providing humanitarian support to this country.