Ambassador Moser Opens the USA Pavilion at AgriTek: “Kazakhstan holds tremendous potential for agribusiness and U.S. companies. The United States is the world’s largest food exporter. We are home to some of the world’s most productive agricultural producers. They work in climatic conditions very similar to Kazakhstan. Our technologies and know-how can increase efficiencies in agriculture in Kazakhstan.
Ambassador Moser Remarks for the AgriTek Exhibition Opening Ceremony
March 11, 2020 – 12:00
Good afternoon, distinguished ambassadors and officials from the Government of Kazakhstan, representatives from the private sector, ladies and gentlemen.
It is my distinct honor to be here today to help open the 15th Annual AgriTek trade exhibition.
In opening this exhibition, I am here to further advance our reciprocal economic partnership, with the goal of increasing the trade and investment that promises to support and creates jobs in both our countries.
To that end, I would like to acknowledge the business community, both U.S. and Kazakhstani. While governments are responsible for helping to create the conditions for you to do business, we know that it is your hard work that ultimately creates economic growth and prosperity.
Agriculture is a promising area where we believe U.S. companies can play an important role in further developing Kazakhstan’s economic potential.
There has already been a long history of bilateral collaboration in agriculture, including in animal husbandry. For example, ten years ago dozens of Angus and Hereford cattle bred to withstand North Dakota’s harsh winters took off on a jumbo jet destined for Kazakhstan.
Since then, Kazakhstani businesses and farmers have built on the foundation of those cattle to create a modern beef industry.
The American companies represented at this exhibition have technologies that can increase efficiencies in food production, storage, harvest and processing as well as irrigation and other technologies that can elevate Kazakhstan’s agricultural output and help to realize its potential to become a regional supplier of food.
We applaud Kazakhstan’s efforts to build its agriculture sector and I look forward to exploring ways to increase our cooperation.