ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Emir of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum discussed bilateral cooperation, particularly trade, finance and investment, during a March 27 meeting in Dubai.
Sheikh Al Maktoum welcomed the Kazakh President and reaffirmed the countries’ deep friendship.
Nazarbayev said he was pleased to visit the UAE and also noted the close bilateral ties. He also praised the rapid growth of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), the city of Dubai and other UAE achievements.
The Kazakh President highlighted the importance of exchanging financial asset management experience and establishing close ties between the DIFC and the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).
The Emir of Dubai confirmed his readiness for such cooperation.
The Kazakh President thanked Sheikh Al Maktoum for helping develop and implement Islamic financing.
Nazarbayev also noted the preparations for the EXPO 2017 international specialised exhibition were in their final stage and that the AIFC would use the expo facilities after the event. He also invited the Sheikh to participate in the EXPO 2017 opening ceremony in Astana.