Kazakhstan’s third honorary consulate was opened in France
Kazakhstan’s third honorary consulate was opened in Rennes, France. Political figures, diplomats and businessmen say that the honorary consulate’s activities will contribute to the expansion of trade and economic relations between the two countries.
ZHANAR AVAR-TUREBAYEVA, HONORARY CONSUL OF KAZAKHSTAN IN RENNES, FRANCE:
- The opening of the consulate gives us great opportunities to work with Kazakhstan, especially in terms of economy. I think that we can expand university relations with Kazakhstan’s other cities.
An exhibition of Kazakh artists’ paintings was organized in the event. Works of art masters gave guests an opportunity to gather visual information about Kazakhstan as well as the culture and traditions of Kazakhs. A resident of Rennes, Annie Charbonnell became interested in the country after visiting one of these exhibitions.
ANNIE CHARBONELLI, MEMBER OF RENNES-ALMATY COMMITTEE:
- I’ve seen a big difference between my first visit to Kazakhstan in 1991 and today's Kazakhstan. It is extraordinary how your country has evolved in a good way over the years. Our region is also developing well.
Rennes is the twin city of Almaty. In honor of the Kazakh megapolis, this garden has a similar name. The statue of Abai is set up based on the initiative of the committee members. An indispensable point of opening the consulate is visiting the garden and laying flowers to the monument.
Brittany is known for agriculture and digital technologies development. The opening of the consulate is a new opportunity to share experiences.