The high level ECTT delegation has being invited to visit Astana-capital of the Kazakhstan and Aktau city –main center of the Kazakhstan on the sea tourism program.
The main objective of the visit was to convey the message of friendship and the desire of the European side to strengthen the bilateral cooperation with Kazakhstan in the areas of tourism, economy, culture and mass media.
The Kazakhstan side had expressed his interest in the further development of the bilateral relations with ECTT and the desire to fulfill the basic principles of the strategic relations forged between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Kazakhstan.
The program of the visit was dense and extremely significant in the desire of the two sides to commit the necessary resources in building an economic correspondent of the existing excellent political relations.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea held meetings with President of Kazakhstan Trade and Industrial Chamber Mr. Tabyr Esembekov.
During this meeting was presented the opening of Romanian-Kazakhstan Business Council and the parties decided on the opening of the Kazakhstan counterpart to Romanian based Business Council, also where tabled the main topics of the bilateral economic agenda and decided on the visit to ECTT of a delegation of Kazakhstan business leaders in February 2013 and the was decided upon holding the Romanian –Kazakhstan Business Forum during the visit of H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Romania.
Professor dr. Anton Caragea held discussion with Mr. K. Burkhanov, Deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan who welcomed the visit of the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation as a landmark visit in the development of the bilateral relations.
Mr. K. Burkhanov expressed also his appreciation for the European Council on Tourism and Trade role in the development of economic relations between Europe and Kazakhstan.
The meeting also underlined the significance of extending economic relations between the two countries and established a calendar of the visits in the next period.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation also held meetings at the Talgo Factory, destined to be the first factory of locomotives in Central Asia and open discussion at the Ministry of New Technologies and Trade and at National Investment Company of Kazakhstan.
In the cultural part of the program, carved by Kazakhstan authorities, for the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation in the city of Aktau , professor dr. Anton Caragea visited State University of Aktau and the famous historical and religious site of Shakpak Ata.
During his visit to State University of Aktau, professor dr. Anton Caragea and ECTT delegation held talks with romanian professor`s working there on common educational programs and meet the Rector of the University-Dr. Abzhapparov Abdumutalip.
Professor dr. Anton Caragea appreciated the European Council on Tourism and Trade role in establishing joint educational program at Aktau University and express his proud that European Council on Tourism and Trade had constructed with Kazakhstan support a perfect model of educational institution.
Rector of Aktau University- Abzhapparov Abdumutalip asked for European Council on Tourism and Trade in having more professors for finance, economy, engineering and other areas stating that European Tourism Academy professors are among the best in the world.
Than European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation visited museums and cultural and touristic objectives in Aktau area , the main being the sacred place of Shakapak Ata, a special historical and religious significance sanctuary for people of Kazakhstan.
Professor dr. A. Caragea delegation visit to Kazakhstan proved to be instrumental in the development of the bilateral relation between the two states and extremely efficient in fostering the strategic relations existing between the two countries.