French President to pay official visit to Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 5 / Trend , K. Konyrova /
French President, Nicolas Sarkozy will visit Astana on Oct. 6, the Foreign Ministry told Trend .
The French President's plane is due to arrive at the Astana airport at 8.30 local time, the ministry reported. Under the program, on the same day, the President will lay flowers at the Eternal Flame and plant trees in the alley of the presidents. After it, the President will visit the Palace of Independence and get familiarization with the general plan of Astana.
"On the same day, the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy will leave Astana," the Foreign Ministry reported.
Moreover, the Kazakh-French business forum will be held as part of the visit, the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported.
"The event aims to discuss issues of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, to establish new business contacts, opportunities for establishing joint ventures, investment projects in the two countries in various sectors of the economy," the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.
The forum will be attended by the two Presidents, as well as representatives of official and business circles, representing the following sectors of the economy: health, banking, energy, transport, industry, etc.