ASTANA -- Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev has urged foreign investors to conduct more business in the country, Kazinform reported Wednesday (December 6).
The president made his remarks during a nationwide teleconference on Kazakhstan's industrialisation Wednesday (December 6) in Astana.
"... On my behalf and on behalf of the country, I invite you to work here, for the good of Kazakhstan and for the good of your business," Nazarbayev said.
"The course toward large-scale industrialisation" that the country took seven years ago was the right move, with many multinational companies now operating in Kazakhstan, he said.
"Well-known companies like General Motors, Alstom, Talgo and many others are operating in the industry, for which we are grateful to them and ready to continue co-operating by helping and supporting their work in Kazakhstan," said Nazarbayev.
With the 'Islamic State' on the verge of defeat, Kazakhstanis who joined the group are likely to begin returning home, where they will face anti-terrorism measures.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.