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French companies invest more in Kazakhstan

French businessmen began to invest more in the Kazakhstan’s economy, and the mutual trade turnover of the two countries grew. The results of this year between France and Kazakhstan were summed up in Paris, a correspondent of Khabar 24 reports.

One of the leaders of the TOTAL group of companies, which has been working in Kazakhstan for 20 years, was awarded the Order of Dostyk. Our country noted the contribution of the French giant to the development of the economy of our country. This year, in general, was a breakthrough - 3 Kazakhstan investment forums were held in France, which aroused great interest of local business. Inter-parliamentary cooperation was expanded, and the Kazakhstan cultural season was successfully held, within the framework of which the first festival of our cinema, concerts and exhibitions were presented to the French. Diplomats emphasize that successful cultural diplomacy has become a good help for promoting our country at the economic level.

Arno Breyak, Vice President of TOTAL group of companies:

- This year, the production of Kashagan was higher than planned, so the year was good for Kashagan and TOTAL. TOTAL is investing again thanks to three new projects on the Donga deposit, which is located near Aktau, and on the other hand, we are working on a new investment phase in Kashagan to try to increase production.

Zhan Galiyev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in France:

- France today proves to us in practice that they are our strategic partners, they are entering new investment projects, bringing technology to our country, new ideas, actively sharing their experience with us, and want to expand this cooperation further. And we hope that the coming year will give even greater results, since we expect a series of visits that are very important to our country.