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1 July 2010
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Holds Bilateral Meetings in the Framework of the 3d Astana Economic Forum

Nursultan Nazarbayev received Philippe Maystadt, President of the European Investment Bank. The issues on bilateral cooperation were discussed at the meeting.

“During the meeting with the President in Brussels I proposed that the European Investment Bank should enter Kazakhstan and begin to search projects for investment. Today we discussed the concrete list of such projects,” Philippe Maystadt stressed.

The head of state held a meeting with Kandeh Yumkella, the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The issues on bilateral collaboration were discussed in the course of the meeting.

“I was impressed by the results of your country’s economic development. The fact that Kazakhstan hosted this economic forum is of great importance. Your republic should be considered as an example of successful economic model of a state, “ Kandeh Yumkella highlighted.

The President also met with Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics Robert Mundella and Finn Kydland. The participants of the meeting discussed the state of affairs in global and domestic economies.

“I consider that Kazakhstan took timely measures to react the global economic crisis. The measures taken by Kazakhstan were absolutely correct,” Robert Mundella highlighted.

“The situation in Kazakhstan is much better than in the most countries of the world. I consider the timely rehabilitation of your banking system is one of the important results of the anti-crisis program. It provided stability for the whole economy,” Finn Kydland stressed.

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