France and Central Asia: Economic Ties and Investment Opportunities

France has been among the first countries to recognize Kazakhstan as an independent sovereign state. It is the first European country to have signed a strategic partnership agreement, and it is among the top five largest foreign direct investors in Kazakhstan. In this episode of IMPACTFUL, Lyazzat Shatayeva spoke to the special representative of France on Economic Diplomacy in Central Asia, Dr. Pascal Lorot about the French-Kazakh economic ties, investment opportunities and administrative barriers to doing business, and economic growth trends in Central Asia.