Bashkortostan and Kazakhstan plan to work together to develop the field of gastronomy


Bashkortostan and Kazakhstan intend to develop cooperation in attracting investments and supporting investors, as well as in the field of gastronomy and public catering. In particular, the parties agreed on further cooperation on mutual attraction of investors, development of various business sectors of the republics, and also expressed interest in organizing joint educational projects in the field of hospitality and holding festivals to popularize the national cuisines of Bashkortostan and Kazakhstan. This became known during the meeting of the delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the leadership of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation Dauren Abayev with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Congress Activities of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Development Corporation of the Republic of Bashkortostan - the management company of the SEZ "Alga" and entrepreneurs of the region.

Kazakhstan remains one of the main partners of Bashkortostan, and we note an increase in mutual trade turnover by 5.1% over 8 months of this year compared to the same period in 2022. It is also worth noting that the structure of export supplies to Kazakhstan has gradually diversified towards non-primary non-energy exports. We actively supply chemical industry products, food, woodworking products, metals, machine-building products and textiles to Kazakhstan. The active work of the representative office of Bashkortostan at the Trade Mission of Russia in Kazakhstan will allow us to further develop our cooperation," said Margarita Bolycheva, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Congress Activities of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

During the meeting held at the Bashkortostan Development Corporation, the special economic zone "Alga" was presented to the guests. The head of the SEZ management company Artem Penzin spoke about the advantages of residency in the preferential zone and the experience of interaction with investors from Kazakhstan. Nail Gabbasov, General Director of the Development Corporation of the Republic of Bashkortostan, also noted the prospects for further cooperation with colleagues.

In the special economic zone "Alga" residents implement their projects under the conditions of unprecedented tax and customs benefits, they also have access to already developed infrastructure and necessary engineering communications, and a convenient geographical location allows you to optimize logistics and transportation costs. Thanks to the organization of such meetings, more and more representatives of the business community of Kazakhstan are learning about the investment potential of our republic and the most popular areas for business development. We intend to actively develop and expand our cooperation, while guaranteeing comprehensive gratuitous support of investment projects, Nail Gabbasov said.

Also during the meeting, the head of the regional representative office of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers Mikhail Kumpan invited the members of the delegation of Kazakhstan to organize joint educational projects in the field of hospitality and catering. The guests supported this idea, and also expressed interest in the joint development of the field of gastronomy of the two republics, mutual supplies of coffee and various food raw materials.