In order to attract investments and expand trade and economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and Canada, an Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been opened in Vancouver (British Columbia province). Darren Klink, head of the Canadian mining company Arras Minerals, has been appointed as the Honorary Consul.
The opening ceremony was attended by Ambassador of Kazakhstan, H.E. Dauletbek Kusainov, Minister of Trade of British Columbia, Jagrup Brar, representatives of the diplomatic corps and business circles of British Columbia.
In his speech, Ambassador D. Kusainov noted that as part of the systemic reforms being implemented in Kazakhstan, the opening of the Honorary Consulate will give further impetus to the development and expansion of Kazakh-Canadian cooperation.
Minister J. Brar stressed the high economic and investment potential of Kazakhstan, as well as the impressive pace of development of our country.
For his part, newly appointed Honorary Consul D. Klink expressed gratitude for the high trust shown by the Kazakh side and confirmed his readiness to intensify economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Kazakhstan and British Columbia.
Currently, there are three Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Canada in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.