Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Invites ESCAP Member States to Collaborate with Astana Hub at UN Forum

The Kazakh delegation, led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Nurtleu, participated in the 80th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The session, held in Thailand's capital, focused on "Using Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region."


In his speech, Foreign Minister M. Nurtleu highlighted that Asia-Pacific countries are emerging as new centers of global economic growth and technological advancement. He emphasized that under President K. Tokayev's new economic policy, the development of innovations and digital technologies is a top priority.

Mr. Nurtleu invited ESCAP member states to engage in mutually beneficial cooperation with Astana Hub, the largest IT startup park in Central Asia. Currently, more than 900 companies, including global giants like Google, Microsoft, and Huawei, are successfully operating in Kazakhstan.

Recognizing the crucial role of digital solutions in enhancing transport connectivity, the Kazakh diplomat called for increased regional coordination and the adoption of a new ESCAP Convention on Common Rules and Standards in the Transit Sector.

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