(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. Under the
leadership of Yves-Louis Darricarrere, Co-Chairman of the
French-Kazakh Business Council of MEDEF International, more than 35
French companies conducted a multisectoral mission in Astana on
April 16 and 17 to enhance bilateral relations, a source at MEDEF
told trend .
Major French companies already established in
Kazakhstan actively participated in the mission, with a strong
representation from the energy sector, which plays a pivotal role
in the economic ties between the two countries. The visiting
companies had the opportunity to meet Kazakhstan's new Minister of
Energy, Almassadam Satkaliyev, fostering crucial connections in the
"The delegation was dominated by companies operating
in the energy, transport and communications, and industrial
sectors. There were also several companies from the agriculture,
health, banking and digital sectors," said the representative.
In addition to strengthening existing partnerships,
the visit served as a precursor to the upcoming visit of French
Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness, and
French Nationals Abroad, Olivier Becht, during which multiple
agreements were signed.
"MEDEF International was particularly active with
Central Asia during the first half of the year, with delegations to
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. New activities could take
place in the near future in Central Asia, as French companies are
showing a strong interest in the region," the representative
MEDEF International is a non-profit private-funded
organization, created in 1989 by MEDEF, the French Business
Confederation. MEDEF International is the most representative
organization of the French private sector at an international
MEDEF International aims at promoting French
companies' know-how abroad through collective actions. MEDEF
International supports trade, technological cooperation, and
investments, and long-term partnerships, especially in emerging and
developing markets as well as reconstruction markets.
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