Foreign mass media about the Astana Economic Forum

Astana has turned into the center of the world economic events. Foreign mass media highlights the importance of the Astana Economic Forum (AEF): Global Challenges Summit held in the city. According to the China Briefing news website, the signing of the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and China is one of the most important outcomes of the forum. The news outlet believes that it is a significant step aimed at creating favorable environment for the development of mutual trade.

Spanish independent news agency ‘Efe’ is one of the five largest news agencies in the world. In their articles, the agency stressed that the forum held in Astana was important for Kazakhstan. All the conclusions and recommendations from the discussions held at the AEF are gathered and the strategic concepts will be implemented.


Еvents such as the AEF Global Challenges Summit allows Kazakhstan to learn from successful experiences of leading countries and knowledge of world experts in various industries.

The AEF held in Kazakhstan was discussed in Latin America as well. The famous online newspaper “Latin American Herald Tribune” highlights the extent of the Astana dialogue platform. The newspaper reported that prominent entrepreneurs and politicians participated in the forum, such as Steve Wozniak co-founder of Apple, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon and former French president Francois Hollande.  


Organizers of the forum said more than 50,000 delegates from 150 countries have attended the forum, including 20 Nobel Prize winners, over the past decade.
More than 300 memoranda and agreements totaling US$20 billion have been signed during the gatherings.