Mayor of Almaty Bakytzhan Sagintayev met the Minister of International Trade of Great Britain Ranil Jayawardena.
The parties discussed issues of further expanding cooperation in attracting investments to Almaty, implementing educational programs, projects in the fields of digitalization, science, culture and health.
Trade and economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and the UK is traditionally at a high level. Great Britain continues to be among the ten largest trade partners of Kazakhstan in terms of trade turnover. The United Kingdom is also one of the six largest investors in Kazakhstan.
There are 217 enterprises in Almaty with the participation of British capital in the field of trade, finance, telecommunications, and construction. The trade turnover between Almaty and the UK shows positive dynamics, reaching about $ 132 million in the third quarter of this year. There are all the prerequisites for further building up cooperation.