- Kazakh-British relations
- Press centre
- Consular issues
- Defence attache
The event was attended by representatives from a range of UK and international media organisations, including the BBC; The Financial Times; Al-Jazeera; Bloomberg, as well as regular participants of the Eurasian Media Forum from the UK and experts and consultants from leading British media companies. Notable attendees included, Lionel Barber, Editor of The Financial Times; Bloomberg's Todd Baer; David Harrison an investigative TV reporter with Al-Jazeera, Ruslan Zhemkov, Director General of the EAMF Foundation; Sue Phillips, regional Director of the EAMF, as well as others.
Ambassador Idrissov briefed attendees on the successes Kazakhstan had achieved over the last several years, both domestically and internationally. He also discussed the substantial reforms enacted by Kazakhstan aimed at digital and technological modernisation.
Guests were provided information on the recently established Astana International Financial Centre; the Centre for Green Technologies and the International Technology Hub of IT-Startups 'Astana Hub'. Guests also learned of Kazakhstan's role as part of its non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council; the 'Digital Kazakhstan' Programme and other crucial domestic programmes of reform.
Particular attention was given to the President's 'New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution' State of the Nation Address and the recently announced five social initiatives programme.
Ambassador Idrissov highlighted that throughout its 15 years of activity, the Eurasian Media Forum had turned into one of the leading media platforms for world leaders, informed politicians and international experts to exchange opinions on contemporary themes.
Mr Ruslan Zhemkov, Director General of the EAMF Foundation, noted that the Eurasian Media Forum, which brings together hundreds of journalists annually from around the world, is a new channel of communication between representatives from the world's largest media organisations and political and public leaders. Mr Zhemkov urged foreign media representatives to play an active part in the 15th Eurasian Media Forum, which will be held on May 22-24, 2018 in Kazakhstan.
In turn, representatives of the British and international media noted their appreciation of Kazakhstan's efforts to become one of the leading high-tech and innovatively developed countries of the world and wished it great success for the upcoming Eurasian Media Forum.