Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev's official visit to Turkey comes to end

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ANA. October 24. KAZINFORM The official visit of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Turkey has come to an end; the President's press service reports.

In Ankara Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the TURKSOY headquarters, where he got acquainted with its activity and talked to representatives of the Organization's member-states. In the course of the meeting the Order of Eurasia was handed over to the President.

Then the President visited the Arcelik Beko electrotechnical plant in the industrial area of the Turkish capital.

In the second half of the day the Kazakh delegation headed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev left for Istanbul.

The official program of the Kazakh leader was full of such events like bilateral meetings with leading Turkish entrepreneurs.

The Head of the State met with the University's  Board of Trustees, Turkish entrepreneur Bekir Okan, who invested significant funds in the Astana construction.

"I consider Nursultan Nazarbayev, who contributes a lot to the Eurasia region development, to be a reformer. He makes significant contribution to cooperation development between states, convergence of different people. We backed development of the TURKSOY Organization created on the initiative of the Kazakh President. Highly appraising activity of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the University's Senate awarded him the title of Honorable Doctor of the Okan University" , B.Okan said.

Then the President met with heads of a number of large Turkish companies - Calık Holding - Ahmet Calik, Kibar Holding - Ali Kibar, Hedef Alliance - Ethem Sancak, Cukurova Holding - Mehmet Karamehmet, Fiba Holding - Husnu Ozyegin. N.Nazarbayev called the Turkish entrepreneurs to invest more funds into the Kazakh economy.

The Kazakh and Turkish presidents took part in the Kazakh-Turkish business forum.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul announced that signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement is a historical event.

"Kazakhstan is a fraternal country. We have never forgotten about this. Because of it the Turkic Council was created, of which we dreamed for 17 years. Nursultan Nazarbayev was an initiator of its creation. Under his leadership Kazakhstan began to play an important role at the world arena. In the future the Turkish entrepreneurs want to make their contribution to Kazakhstan's development", the Turkish President said.  

Nursultan Nazarbayev, in his term, noted that the Kazakh-Turkish trade-economic cooperation grows, ties between representatives of business circles develop.

"We overcame the world crisis with the help of the National Fund. USD 19 bln was allocated for the national economy support. As a result 400.000 jobs were created, the social sphere was supported. Significant funds were allocated for agriculture support. We gathered a good harvest - 23 mln tones of grain. There will be further prosperity of Kazakhstan after the crisis", the President said.

N.Nazarbayev told about industrial and innovation program, implementation of which will be started in 2010. He attracted businessmen's attention to that within its framework there will be developed seven spheres of economy - agriculture, construction industry, energy, chemistry, pharmacy, infrastructure and metallurgy.

"If you invest in these fields, your business will prosper. I call you for this! We have all conditions for it", the President said.

The Kazakh leader noted that the visit to Turkey was very fruitful and highly estimated its results.

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