Last week, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Switzerland Kairat Sarzhanov met with the State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO) Helene Budliger to discuss topical issues of trade, economic and investment cooperation between Kazakhstan and Switzerland, the press service of the Kazakh MFA reported.
During the conversation the Kazakh diplomat informed the Swiss side about President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s State of the Nation Address “Economic course of a Just Kazakhstan”, called SECO to promote expansion of presence of Swiss companies in Kazakhstan taking into account new investment opportunities in the spheres of geological exploration and development, mechanical engineering, transport and logistics industry, digitalization and others. He also expressed the wish of the Kazakhstani side to expand the commodity nomenclature of Kazakhstani exports.
In her turn, the State Secretary of Switzerland positively assessed the ongoing transformations in Kazakhstan, expressed readiness for active cooperation on a wide range of issues, including the expansion of cooperation frameworks, facilitating direct contacts between business representatives and the search for new opportunities.
The issues of holding the next meeting of the Kazakhstan-Switzerland Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation and the Business Council were discussed at the meeting as well.