Kazakhstan ready to cooperate with French companies in sphere of raw material resources supplies to China
ASTANA. 08.02.2010. KAZINFORM /Serik Sabekov/ Kazakhstan is ready to cooperate with the French companies in the sphere of raw material resources supplies to the territory of China. Chairman of the Board of SamrukKazyna National Welfare Fund JSC Kairat Kelimbetov has said in the course of the second session of the Kazakh-French Business Council on Monday, February 8. According to him, the economy's diversification is connected with traditional competitive advantages of Kazakhstan with availability of raw materials. Kazakhstan - is an active player in the sphere of oil and gas, ore mining and petrochemical field development, oil and gas engineering, metallurgy of all kinds, chemical industry - it is a backbone of the country's future economy. Production of these fields is oriented to the market of Southeast Asia and, first of all, to the growing Chinese market. "And in this context the interaction with the French companies is of great interest", K.Kelimbetov said. As he emphasized, uranium industry development is of great interest as well. "We want to develop all directions with AREVA company", K.Kelimbetov said. Besides, head of SamrukKazyna Fund expressed hope for cooperation with the French companies in high-tech development.