B. Akchulakov, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

I am glad to welcome participants and guests of the 28th Kazakhstan International Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference KIOGE 2022!

KIOGE is one of the key events in the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan and is supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Today the attention of oil and gas sector participants is focused on such global challenges as the climate and environmental agenda, digitalization of production and "smart" technologies, new transportation and logistics solutions. All these trends require new approaches to the further development of oil and gas and energy companies.

Kazakhstan is the largest producer and exporter of oil and gas to world markets. At the same time, as part of the global energy community, we are committed to all global trends: green energy development, low-carbon development, the energy transition and decarbonization.

I am confident that this year's KIOGE will become the necessary impetus for the development of new technologies, as well as a platform for dialogue on current topics in the energy industry.

I do wish all the participants and guests productive meetings.