According to the pre-corona plans, the ICC Estonian business delegation would have traveled to Kazakhstan in early October. There will be no ride this time. However, a meeting with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan residing in Tallinn, Nurlan Seitimov, took place in the ICC Estonia office today. The event was initiated by Heiti Mäemees, the Estonian Ambassador to Kazakhstan. Heiti Mäemees, residing in Nur-Sultan, is also the Estonian Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Tiit Tammemägi, Chairman of the of the ICC Estonia, gave an overview of the activities of the leading international business organization ICC and its Estonian National Committee, ICC Estonia. Among other things, the planned visit to Kazakhstan. It was agreed that a business delegation to Kazakhstan would be held as soon as the Covid-19 pandemic allowed it to do so. But before the trip, an Estonian-Kazakh business forum will be organized in Tallinn.
The previous Estonian Ambassador to Kazakhstan resided in Helsinki. The 2019 decree of the President of Kazakhstan expanded the country’s representation in the European Union. In addition to Tallinn, embassies were established in Bratislava, Belgrade, Lisbon, Riga and Sofia.
The meeting was attended by Marius Kutateladze (GoSwift), Raul Uus, who heads the future Baltic-Central Asian Chamber of Commerce, and Jaan Hein (DefSecIntel Solutions). Jaan Hein is an experienced diplomat who has been the Estonian Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Georgia, Tajikistan and elsewhere. So three ambassadors in the ICC Estonia office.
The joint opinion of the participants about the meeting was businesslike.