Kazakh and Dutch officials and business leaders explored new investment opportunities and cooperation prospects at a Feb. 16 Kazakhstan-Netherlands Investment Roundtable in the city of Naaldwijk, reported the Kazakh Invest national company’s press service.
The two countries have established solid and reliable cooperation in the political, economic, and cultural spheres over the past three decades, said Westland municipality mayor Bouke Arends. In his view, the two countries have particularly significant opportunities to expand their cooperation in the agricultural business, exploration, mining, metallurgical, and electrical industries.
According to Chairman of Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s Investment Committee Ardak Zebeshev, the Netherlands is Kazakhstan’s largest single EU investor. Direct investment has reached nearly $110 billion over the last 30 years and is growing yearly.
The Netherlands is also one of Kazakhstan’s top five trading partners, with trade volumes continuing to rise. Kazakhstan has over 900 enterprises with Dutch capital.