Chennai Nov 3, 2016: Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of India Bulat Sarsenbayev met with Chief Secretary of the state Dr. P. Rama Mohana Rao of Tamilnadu during his visit here. During the meeting the parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation, the possibility of organizing a presentation of one of the regions of Kazakhstan in Tamil Nadu, as well as the conditions for the establishment of twinning relations between one of the cities of Kazakhstan with the state capital – Chennai city.
In addition, during the visit the Ambassador met with the leadership and members of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) represented by MCCI President Mr. Ram Venkataramani and Vice President Ms. Gayathri Sriram, as well as representatives of more than 20 companies. During the meeting, the Kazakh diplomat told about the achievements of Kazakhstan in political, economic and cultural spheres, as well as the investment opportunities that are provided by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Also in his speech the Ambassador made a special emphasis on the role and importance of such projects and major events will be held by Kazakhstan as the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan, Peace Summit, the ATOM project, 28th International Winter Universiade and the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 for the developing of country economy and the international relationship.
In turn, the leadership and members of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry have expressed great interest in the development of economic cooperation with Kazakhstan and also assured of their active participation and support for the organization of the planned presentation of one of the regions of Kazakhstan.
Tamil Nadu is ranked the second among the states in India on the industrial power capacity (after Maharashtra). It is also the most urbanized state. In contrast to the most states of the country, manufacturing fairly placed within the whole territory. Tamil Nadu also is ranks second among the states in India on the level of development of IT-industry (after Karnataka), in particular, Chennai by this indicator concedes only to Bangalore and it is in Chennai the India’s largest IT-park. Tamil Nadu is also one of the major tourist destinations for Kazakhstan tourists.