ASTANA -- The United States is one of Kazakhstan's main investors with more than $40 billion (14 trillion KZT) invested in the country, First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin said at the Kazakh-American Business Forum in Astana Thursday (October 25), Kazinform reported.
"The successful visit of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the United States this January opened a new page in the expansion of our co-operation," Mamin said.
"As a result we signed agreements worth $7 billion [2.5 trillion KZT] in different spheres, including industry, finance, aviation, computerisation and more. But most important, we found new friends and partners," he said.
"We do believe that the expansion of co-operation will lead to the development of our co-operation in the spirit of partnership, transparency and trust," Mamin said.
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, members of the first-ever certified US Trade Mission to Kazakhstan and more than 20 American companies took part in the forum.