The Kazakh-Russian Forum was held in Yekaterinburg. It was organized by the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the QazTrade company.
The forum was attended by 15 Kazakh companies and 80 Russian companies.
Based on the results of B2B negotiations, Kazakh entrepreneurs signed export contracts for 29 million US dollars.
The delegation of Kazakhstan was headed by the director of the export promotion department of the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Vice-President of the Ural (Russia) CCI Mikhail Kozlov, opening the forum, noted the special relations between our countries and between Kazakhstan and the Urals. At the end of 2021, the republic ranks second in the foreign trade turnover of the Sverdlovsk region, second only to China.
He stressed that Kazakhstan is a key partner for the Urals. Geographical proximity and cultural commonality, a single methodological base and technical standards make it possible to work comfortably with the region, Mikhail Kozlov noted.
Deputy Head of Yekaterinburg Marina Fadeeva noted that over the three decades of diplomatic relations between our countries, economic cooperation has only strengthened. “We also intend to develop inter-municipal cooperation. We are waiting for guests from Kazakhstan to our cultural events – we have something to be proud of and something to show to tourists,” Marina Fadeeva said.
Director of the Export Promotion Department of the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Omerbek Bashtay noted that such industries as IT, machine tool building and the chemical industry can be considered promising for business cooperation between Kazakhstan and the Ural region of Russia.
“The manufacturing sector is actively developing in Kazakhstan. At the same time, the main focus is on export-oriented products. Industrial cooperation will be a good stimulus for cooperation between our countries. In Kazakhstan, comfortable cross-border production and trade hubs are being created along international transport routes. I am convinced that Russian entrepreneurs will be interested in these sites,” said Bashtai.
He also stressed that the policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan is aimed at supporting the foreign economic activity of entrepreneurs, there is a wide range of tools to stimulate export-oriented joint ventures.