On February 16, 2022, Mr. Minhao Zhou, Chairman of CCPIT Shanghai / WTC Shanghai, met with Mr. Rakhimov Rakhymzhan, Consul General of Kazakhstan in Shanghai.
They exchanged plans on further promoting bilateral trade and investment cooperation. The two sides kept close cooperation under COVID-19 by co-hosting a series of events, such as the 2021 Kazakhstan Investment Promotional Meeting and the Opening Ceremony of the Kazakhstan Enterprise Pavillion during the 4th China international Import Expo (CIIE), which helped the companies from Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to have a better understanding of Kazakhstan's investment policies and trade channels. Both sides hope to continue mutually beneficial cooperation in the New Year.
Mr. Rakhymzhan said that the situation in Kazakhstan is now completely stable with people's life returning to order, and Chinese enterprises in Kazakhstan are operating normally. The Kazakhstan Consulate General attaches great importance to the "Belt and Road Brand Expo" and "Cloud Expo" platforms provided by CCPIT Shanghai, and hopes to introduce Kazakhstan green agricultural products and other featured products to Shanghai consumers through these platforms.
The year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan. Both sides will take this opportunity to further promote cooperation in investment promotion between the two countries. They plan to co-host the China-Kazakhstan Enterprise Investment Seminar again in the first half of this year, on which occasion the of Shanghai Enterprises Going Global Comprehensive Service Center under CCPIT Shanghai will sign an MOU with the Kazakhstan State-owned Investment Company.