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Kazakhstan and Germany Celebrate 27 Years of Partnership

The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Berlin took part in the Kazakh-German Forum (DEKAF) focused on economics and culture

June 17th, 2019
Valeriya Kharchenko, News from Berlin
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On June 3, 2019, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Berlin took part in the first event of the Kazakh-German Forum (DEKAF) on economy and culture the conference "Kazakhstan - Germany: 27 years of partnership", dedicated to the 27th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.

Within the framework of the conference, Alexander Kulitz, Member of Parliament of the German Bundestag, Head of the Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Onzhanov, Head of the Foreign Trade Chambers of the Federal Republic of Germany, Deputy Chief Executive of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) Volker Treier, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Germany Bolat Nussupov, and head of the country department of the German Foreign Ministry Monika Lenhard addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.

In the course of the event, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Yermek Kosherbayev, Co-Chairman of the German-Kazakh Economic Council Peter Tils and Regional Director for Central Asia at the East Committee - East European Association of German Business, Eduard Kinsbruner, gave presentations on bilateral trade and economic cooperation. In their speeches, they emphasized that relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries are developing positively and dynamically in all areas.

The speakers pointed out that there is a great potential for further development of relations between the two countries. During the conference, executives of such companies as WILO SE, METRO AG, CLAAS and Goldbeck Solar shared their own experience of investing in the Kazakh economy and implementing joint projects in various areas. The heads of German businesses emphasized that Kazakhstan is a reliable place for investment. According to an independent assessment, Kazakhstan has many features that allow for increased German investment: these include geographical location, high qualification of staff, government support, etc.

The speakers paid special attention to the accomplishments of Kazakhstan's First President Nursultan Nazarbayev. In particular, they noted that his far-sighted policies had a direct positive impact on the country's development and on improving the citizens well-being.

The event was moderated by Secretary-General of DEKAF, Chairman of Liberaler Mittelstand Berlin, Christian Grosse. It should be noted that DEKAF is a new public organization, which activities aim to establish business and cultural contacts and to develop cooperation between Germany and Kazakhstan, especially in the field of economics.

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