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Meeting with Sheikh Muḥammad bin Rāshid al Maktūm, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Dubai

March 27, 2017

In the course of the negotiations the sides discussed the current state and further development of cooperation between the two countries. Among other things the issues of cooperation in trade, economic, financial and investment spheres have been under consideration.

The Head of our State noted the high rate of growth of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and the city of Dubai.

Nursultan Nazarbayev has made a point of exchanging experience with the UAE in terms of good management of financial assets, as well as the need for establishing close ties between the DIFC and the AIFC (Astana International Financial Center). In turn, the Emir of Dubai has confirmed his readiness for full cooperation in that direction.

The President of Kazakhstan thanked the Sheikh for his special achievements in progress and implementation of Islamic financing.

In addition, the Head of our State spoke about the completion of preparations for EXPO-2017  trade show and plans for the subsequent use of exhibition facilities for the AIFC activity.

At the end of the meeting the Kazakh leader has invited the UAE Prime Minister to the opening of "EXPO-2017" in Astana.

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