2 February 2007
A Kazakhstani-Ukrainian business forum was held in Kiev in the framework of the official visit of the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbaev to Ukraine. The Presidents of the two countries, members of the Governments and representatives of the business communities of Kazakhstan and Ukraine took part in the work of the forum.

While opening the forum Viktor Yushchenko noted that Ukraine is interested in Kazakhstani investments.

- This is of our strategic interest. Ukrainian state will offer a full support to Kazakhstani business in its development on the Ukrainian market. Ukraine is ready to create a relevant commission, which could work on entering Kazakhstani investors to the Ukrainian market, - the President of Ukraine said.

- It is clear that we need to exploit all available tools in order to broaden the mutual involvement of business and capitals in the economies of our countries, to implement promising projects, - Nursultan Nazarbaev said while delivering speech at the forum.

The President of Kazakhstan noted the significant growth of the bilateral commodity turnover, which exceeded 1.6 billion dollars in 2006. The amount of Kazakhstani investments to the economy of Ukraine exceeded 70 million dollars over the last six years, including some four million dollars of direct investments.

On the same day the President of Kazakhstan laid flowers to the Monument of Ukraine’s Glory.

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