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The delegation of the Akimat (mayor’s office) of Kazakhstan’s Atyrau Region visited Aberdeen on 2-7 September with the support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United Kingdom.
The Kazakhstan delegation headed by the Deputy Akim of the Atyrau Region Alibek Nautiyev took part in the four-day work of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP), in which Atyrau has been a member since 2009.
The WECP is an international platform for developing cooperation between its members in various fields of the economy, enhancing cooperation in exchanging industry knowledge, business contacts, experience, services, as well as best practices in urban management and development.
The visit also included meetings of the Kazakhstan delegation with the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor Barney Crockett, Aberdeen’s officials and business executives. The meetings discussed further steps to strengthen bilateral regional cooperation, promising areas for unlocking trade, economic, scientific and technological potential of the regions, as well as further cooperation within the Joint Roadmap adopted by the Akimat of the Atyrau Region and the Aberdeen City Council in 2019. In particular, the sides reached an agreement on developing cooperation in animal farming, education, technology transfer in fishing and municipal solid waste management.
The Kazakh delegation also visited Offshore Europe 2019, the largest oil and gas exhibition in Europe and a leading event in the oil and gas industry in Europe.
The highlight of the Kazakh delegation’s visit to Scotland was the performance of the Atyrau Music College at the Dina Nurpeissova Folk Music Academy organised with the assistance of the Kazakh Embassy in the UK.