“…Since attaining independence, our country has achieved significant success in its development. Our economy has grown more than 20 times. The country has accumulated about 90 billion dollars of international reserves. The volume of foreign investment attracted has reached 300 billion dollars. We continue introducing the structural institutional reforms, implementing the programs of industrialisation, infrastructure development and privatisation, as well as performing an accelerated technological modernisation and digitalisation of the economy. Our main goal is to ensure the sustainable growth of the economy and welfare of the population so that our country entres the list of the top 30 developed countries of the world.
We have successfully organised the EXPO–2017: Future Energy International Specialised Exhibition. And now, based on the EXPO infrastructure, the Astana International Financial Centre is commencing its work. Exclusive institutional conditions have been created that have no analogues not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the CIS territory. First, the AIFC is the only centre in the region with a special legal regime that will operate based on English Law. Moreover, its participants are granted tax privileges for up to 50 years. There are simplified currency, visa and labour regimes. The AIFC Independent Court and International Arbitration Centre will guarantee the protection of rights to all investors and businesses.