On January 2018, the White House welcomed H.E President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, for a meeting with U.S President Donald Trump. In a joint statement titled “enhanced strategic partnership for the 21st Century” both leaders reaffirmed bilateral business ties, deepening trade, innovation and ever-growing cooperation.
As a follow up, Foreign Affairs magazine organized the “Kazakhstan in a Changing Eurasia” investment conference on October 4th in New York City at the Council on Foreign Relations. Presided by Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, this timely initiative examined how the country is planning to future proof its economy, attract investment and strengthen its institutions. Topics covered issues ranging from the privatization of government assets, investment in non-oil sectors of the economy to the revival of the Great Silk Road initiative, as well as innovation as a driving force across Kazakhstan’s economy.
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