Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of the Management Board of SWF Samruk-Kazyna JSC, met with Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Faisal Holding. During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects of cooperation between the Fund's portfolio companies and Qatari companies, based on the agreements reached during the personal meetings of the leaders of the two countries.
Akhmetzhan Yessimov said that the Head of State approved the updated Development Strategy of Samruk-Kazyna for 2018-2028, which includes large-scale ongoing Privatisation Program. In addition, one of the key activities of the Fund is the creation of joint ventures. He invited Qatari side to participate in investment projects. In turn, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani thanked the Chairman of the Fund for the warm welcome and for the invitation to visit Astana, announced during the Kazakh President's official visit to Doha in 2015. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, who is also Chairman of Qatari Businessmen Association, announced his intention to recommend to Qatari businessmen Kazakhstan as a country with favorable investment climate. According to him, due to economic embargo imposed by neighboring countries, Qatar is looking for new opportunities for economic cooperation, in particular in the transport and logistics sector.
Following the meeting, Akhmetzhan Yessimov stressed that the Fund group of companies includes large transport enterprises and expressed readiness for close cooperation with the Holding.