Indonesia-Kazakhstan B2B Partnership Discussed in Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Astana

Indonesia-Kazakhstan B2B Partnership Discussed  in Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Astana

On February 14, 2017, Minister-Counsellor / Chargé d'affaires ad interim Mr. Yudi Alamin and First Secretary for Economic and Political Affairs Mr. Torang Pakpahan met with Director of Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Astana Mr. Gani Tasmaganbetov to discuss the issues of trade-economic cooperation, challenges to bilateral trade, as well as new points of interaction between the business communities of the two countries and put forward proposals and recommendations to raise the bilateral relations to a new level of partnership.

The Indonesian side underlined the importance of existing solid contractual-legal framework, established during the visits and meetings between the government officials and private sector of the two countries, and the necessity to fully implement the commitments and agreements envisaged in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Indonesia and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other normative-legal documents, particularly through the existing mechanisms and instruments to bilateral relations’ promotion, such as business forums, Joint Commission meetings and working groups in the field of oil and gas, logistics, transportation, infrastructure, agriculture and other potential sectors.

The Kazakh side pointed out the aspects of the trade, which are mutually beneficial to both parties, namely, the cooperation in the sectors of agro-business, tourism, food industry, as well as recommendations on the establishment of the joint ventures in the field of wood processing and furniture production, and an educational institution.

In addition, the Indonesian side was presented the Regional Map of Entrepreneurship Development - an online business platform listing local entrepreneurs and foreign investors, which has been recently launched by the Atameken Centre for Monitoring and Market Expertise of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The new online business platform is designed to work in the business-to-business format and contains information about all entrepreneurs, who legally operate in Kazakhstan, as well as the projects around the country that require investment.

Summarizing the meeting, the two sides expressed appreciation for holding productive discussions on bilateral issues of mutual interest, and reaffirmed their deep commitment to building a comprehensive partnership to further expand mutual trade and explore new business opportunities.

Indonesian Embassy in Astana