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Agris Preimanis

About Agris Preimanis

Dr Agris Preimanis is Country Head at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Kazakhstan. He joined the EBRD in 2010 and served as Regional Lead Economist, Central Asia, since 2014. He is also a member of the Operating Committee and a co-chair of the Innovative-Technological and Economic Development Working Group of the Foreign Investors Council of Kazakhstan. He is a Latvian citizen, studied at the University of Oxford and holds a DPhil in financial economics.

Kazakhstan is Beginning to Explore Belt and Road Opportunities

Astana Kazakhstan

It was in Kazakhstan that the world first heard about a new initiative from China to recreate the ancient Silk Road trading routes. During his visit, in 2013, the President of China, Xi Jinping, announced what has become known as the Belt and Road Initiative, for the first time. It is a giant project to build both a land and a maritime route to connect China with Europe and other trading partners.

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