UAE and Kazakhstan look to forge strategic partnership

ASTANA — Strengthening relations between the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan has resulted in a number of new joint ventures in tourism and real estate and UAE investors are seeking newer areas of cooperation, President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan said yesterday.

By Our Staff Reporter (With inputs from Wam)

Published: Tue 15 Jul 2008, 2:28 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:13 PM

President Khalifa, who arrived in the the Kazakh capital Astana at the start of a three-day state visit, said he was looking forward to a strategic partnership with the central Asian republic. Shaikh Khalifa will hold wide-ranging talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. “The UAE and Kazakhstan share common views on a number of regional and international issues. This commonality could constitute a firm ground for even stronger relations which we are striving to achieve,” he said. While lauding Kazakhstan's efforts to attarct foreign investors, Shaikh Khalifa said that investors from the UAE were exploring investments in various sectors, specially oil and mineral resources. “The UAE is also looking forward to investing in agricultural projects in a bid to diversify its sources of food supplies,” he added. —

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