(Kazinform) Kazakhstan plays an important role in provision of stability and peace in Central Asia, Mike Johanns, US Secretary of Agriculture, has stated today at the opening of business forum in Almaty. Kazakhstan can be proud of its achievements. It is the largest producer and exporter of grain in Central Asia. It attracted more direct investments than any other country in the region, Mr. Johanns stressed.
American minister noted Kazakhstan was developing its regulatory framework in order to enter the World Trade Organization. He mentioned the country achieved substantial progress in conducting reforms. Your state successfully realized a number of reforms, in particular, in pension system, energy sphere and banking sector. Kazakhstan tries to avoid dependence on oil sector and to develop other spheres of economy, US diplomat underlined, reports Trend.
According to him, owing to enormous natural resources and human capital our country will be able to become a prosperous state. Taking into account your achievements, US considers Kazakhstan a leader in Central Asia. Kazakhstan may contribute to regional processes of integration, American official emphasized.