During the conversation, Dauren Abayev said that close political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties have been established between the countries. At the same time, today Kazakhstan is particularly interested in the experience of Finland in the training of athletes, coaches, as well as projects in the field of popularization of mass sports and the development of sports infrastructure.

“It is well known, that the level of physical activity among the inhabitants of Finland is one of the highest in the world. In many ways, this has become possible thanks to state support, to the projects that are being implemented on the territory of your country. Along with this, Finnish athletes regularly win prizes at major international competitions. First of all, we are talking about winter sports,” said Dauren Abayev.

Separately, the Head of the department dwelled on the experience of Finland in the construction of prefabricated and low-cost sports and recreation complexes, including in rural areas. In this context, Dauren Abayev outlined the importance of working with Finnish construction companies and design organizations.

The parties also discussed the issue of cooperation in the field of training sports coaches and managers. In this direction, Kazakhstan is considering the possibility of inviting Finnish specialists. For example, in the sport of skiing. At the same time, Finland has an effective experience in the work of sports colleges, which can be applied in Kazakhstan.

In turn, Petri Honkonen noted that the Kazakh martial arts school is one of the strongest in the world. And Finland is interested in this experience.

It should be noted, that on the eve  of the meeting, Dauren Abayev visited the World Hockey Championship match between the teams of Switzerland and Kazakhstan, following which he presented defender Valery Orekhov with a prize for the title of the best player of the team.