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Microsoft to open multi-regional hub in Kazakhstan

The American company Microsoft will open a multi-regional hub in Kazakhstan. The press service of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan reported following a meeting between the head of the ministry Bagdat Mussin and Microsoft CEO in Kazakhstan Sergei Leshchenko.

It is noted that as a result of the joint work carried out by the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan and the Consulate General of the republic in San Francisco (USA), an agreement was reached with Microsoft Corporation to open a multi-regional hub located in Kazakhstan.

The activities of the hub will cover all the countries of Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Mongolia and Pakistan.

«Localization of Microsoft’s activities will allow Kazakhstan to become a center of attraction for technologies and advanced solutions on a regional scale. Thus, being the center of Microsoft’s technological development and innovation, the hub will be able to become a driver for the development of human capital and strengthening the national economy by stimulating the production and export of products from non-commodity technology industries,» Bagdat Mussin said.

According to Sergei Leshchenko, creation of the regional Microsoft hub in Kazakhstan is of great importance. «Your country has all the relevant infrastructure. We will be happy to work here and implement joint projects,» he said.

In September 2022, as part of the visit of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to New York, he met with Michelle Simmons, CEO of Microsoft Corporation for Central and Eastern Europe. During the meeting, issues of further cooperation were discussed, in particular, the expansion of the office in Kazakhstan to a regional hub.