Celebrating 20 Years of the Lithuania-Kazakhstan Diplomatic Relations
June 15 saw the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Kazakh embassy will mark the occasion on June 21, organizing a celebratory concert, which will feature Amir Tebenikhin, a famous pianist. Over these 20 years, Kazakhstan and Lithuania have built constructive, cooperative relations based on mutual understanding, respect, and support.
In 2011, during the first official visit of Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Lithuanian president, a joint statement was made, emphasizing the aspiration shared by Kazakhstan and Lithuania to strengthen the bilateral ties and to work even closer together as part of multilateral, international cooperation. Apart from the political relations, both countries have been actively expanding their economic and trade ties. Business people of both countries attend business and economic forums, exhibitions, and conferences.
The specialists from the Penki Kontinentai Group are also constantly following the events in the Kazakh market and monitoring the dominating trends. For as long as 13 years, the BS/2 company, a member of the group, has been providing this country's banking sector with IT solutions and services. The company is successfully cooperating with Kazakh banks, such as Halyk Bank, BTA Bank, ATF Bank (UniCredit Group), Alliance Bank, Nurbank, Bank CenterCredit, VTB, Sberbank, etc.
BS/2 Kazakhstan, a subsidiary company established in 2010, helps expand this business even further. 15 branches of the company dot the country; their 150 employees supply self-service hardware, install software, and provide maintenance services. Based on many years of experience, BS/2's operation has significantly raised the level of service provision in the Kazakh banking sector.
According to Idrakas Dadašavas, the CEO of Penki Kontinentai, thanks to its geographic location, Kazakhstan became a kind of platform from which business could be expanded into other Asian markets.
Says Dadašavas: "Starting from Kazakhstan, we managed to enter the markets of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia. As far as we can see from our frequent meetings with banks and other financial institutions—their feedback being positive—we have been moving in the right direction."
„Penki Kontinentai member companies actively participate in various IT, telecommunications, and banking technology events held in Kazakhstan. This year it is the fifth time that Penki Kontinentai specialists have attended KITEL, a conference and exhibition that traditionally gathers together telecommunications and IT companies, government institutions, and financial institutions. At the event, Penki Kontinentai specialists have presented their new IT solutions, arranged a number of business meetings, visited the exhibition stands of their partners, and learned about the current situation in the banking sector.
In September 2012, BS/2 plans to organize a conference for Kazakh, Uzbek, and Kyrgyz banks and financial institutions. During the event, the company's experts will present the latest software for self-service optimization and share their many years' experience working in the banking technology market.
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