Pakistani Entrepreneurs Boost Economic Ties with Kazakhstan

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A 30-member delegation of women entrepreneurs from Pakistan and representatives from various Women Chambers of Commerce visited Almaty, Kazakhstan. This visit aimed to foster economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries.

The delegation, organised by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Pakistan in collaboration with USAID, comprised heads and representatives of the Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) of Pakistan. These entrepreneurs represented sectors including textiles, pharmaceuticals, beauty, and surgical instrument production.

During their stay, the Pakistani delegation engaged in multiple discussions and agreements with Kazakh counterparts to promote mutual business interests. The economic and trade counsellor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan, Mr. Olzhas Tobyshakov, highlighted the importance of these interactions for future collaboration.

The delegation met with representatives from Kazakh Invest, QAZ-Trade, Almaty’s regional business development organisation, and the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs. These meetings featured presentations on investment projects, the business climate, trade potential, and proposals for business-to-business cooperation.

The entrepreneurs also explored the local market by visiting shopping and entertainment centres and food markets. Additionally, they toured the Special Economic Zone “Park of Innovative Technologies” (SEZ PIT) “Alatau,” where the SEZ administration detailed the economic zone’s activities, infrastructure, production facilities, and government support measures.

A business dinner and fashion show were organized by renowned Kazakh designer Tarbiya Aidymbayeva in collaboration with Pakistani designers, showcasing a new collection. From May 13 to 15, the delegation participated in the Central Asian Trade Forum, which included a Kazakh-Pakistani business forum for women entrepreneurs and featured negotiations with the Kazakh business community.

To highlight Almaty’s tourism potential, the Embassy, with assistance from the Akimat of Almaty, arranged excursions to cultural sites and trips to the Shymbulak ski area. On May 16, the delegation attended an international healthcare exhibition and engaged in B2B meetings with Kazakh manufacturers.

The visit concluded with a business dinner hosted by A. Kusanbaev, founder of the renowned Kazakh national cuisine brand “Bauyrdaq,” offering delegates a taste of traditional Kazakh dishes.