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EBRD President Renaud-Basso To Visit Kazakhstan

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By Anton Usov

The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Odile Renaud-Basso, will visit Kazakhstan from 22 to 24 September for meetings with senior government officials and EBRD clients. This will be her first in-person visit to Central Asia’s largest state and to the region as EBRD President.

During her three-day programme the EBRD President will meet with Kazakhstan’s senior leadership, including President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Prime Minister Askar Mamin and First Deputy Prime Minister and EBRD Governor Alikhan Smailov. President Renaud-Basso will also meet with National Bank Governor Erbolat Dosaev , the Governor of Astana International Financial Centre, Kairat Kelimbetov, and the Chair of the Agency for the Regulation and Development of the Financial Market, Madina Abylkassymova.

Ms Renaud-Basso is due to sign major infrastructure projects and will participate in roundtables with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and civil society organisations on the development of a green economy, digitalisation and SME support in Kazakhstan.

The EBRD President said: “I look forward to meeting President Tokayev, his government and our clients in person. We have a lot to discuss and to do in order to put Kazakhstan firmly on the path of post-Covid-19 recovery and secure its sustainable future.”

To date, the EBRD has invested more than US$ 8.4 billion in Kazakhstan’s economy through 290 projects.

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