On June 9, 2021, International Islamic Food Processing Association (“IFPA”) held a meeting with representatives of the National Association of Exporters KazGrain (“KazGrain”) – one of the largest and most influential unions in the agricultural sector of Kazakhstan. It boasts more than 64 companies and organizations, whose activity is related to the production, storage, cleaning, drying, decontamination, processing, domestic and international trade of grain and grain products, barley, sunflower oil and flaxseeds.

At the meeting H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan, Director General and CEO of IFPA, and Mr. Zeinolla Abdumanapov, the Chairman of the KazGrain discussed increasing grain quality and certification of the product, organization of the grain market infrastructure, providing financial support and investment to the sector, insurance, supply, transportation, and other services that support the operations of the grain sector. To reaffirm the trust, the parties have entered into a membership agreement which defines the framework for future cooperation between the two entities whereby KazGrain will be a valuable honorary member of IFPA and its members will enjoy all benefits and also join as corporate members to receive IFPA’s services in export assistance and investment attraction from the OIC markets.