Alikhan Smailov meets with World Bank's Regional Director for Central Asia

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov held a meeting with the World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Tatiana Proskuryakova.

The parties discussed issues of joint projects in the field of economic development, introduction of digitalization, environmental protection, etc. 

As the Head of Government noted, during more than 30 years of cooperation 48 joint projects worth over $8 billion have been successfully implemented in the republic. 6 active projects are in the works today.

According to him, the partnership with the World Bank is aimed at supporting the ongoing reforms in Kazakhstan to achieve more inclusive and sustainable development. A striking example of this is the Joint Economic Research Program, which has been successfully implemented for more than 20 years. 

"The Government of Kazakhstan is determined to further deepen cooperation with the World Bank," Alikhan Smailov emphasized.

In turn, Tatiana Proskuryakova noted that the Organization has intensified the preparation of new projects through the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was facilitated by the negotiations held in August last year. This includes the Government's program to connect remote communities to the Internet. 

"I think this will be a very good example for all Central Asian countries. I think Kazakhstan's role as a regional leader will be strengthened," she said.

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