On June 7, 2018, Chen Xiaojia, Chairman of CITIC Construction, held talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Umirzak Shukeyev of Kazakhstan who was visiting China at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing and witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation of Cattle Breeding and Agricultural Irrigation Project. Yang Jianqiang, Assistant President of CITIC Construction, and Mukhamedzhanov, Director of Export Contracts Department of “Food Contract Corporation “National Company” JSC, signed the memorandum documents on behalf of respective parties.
Chen Xiaojia briefed Umirzak Shukeyev on the basic conditions of the deep processing of wheat, the importation of Kazakh beef, and the construction of a solar irrigation project in Kazakhstan, which CITIC Construction is currently following up. He also said that he would lead relevant Chinese companies to visit Kazakhstan at an appropriate time this year and explore broader cooperation in agriculture together with Kazakhstan.
Umirzak Shukeyev congratulated Chen Xiaojia on his election as the Chairman of China Agricultural Association for International Exchange and thanked CITIC Group Corporation for its efforts in agricultural field in Kazakhstan. At the same time, he will fully support the cooperation and development of CITIC Construction in agricultural field in Kazakhstan.
Gulmira Issayeva, Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, as well as relevant heads of the Agricultural Development Department of CITIC Construction, and the East Europe and CIS Division, attended the above activities.