Astana to host meetings of Intergovernmental Kazakh-German Working Group on Economy and Trade


Astana to host meetings of Intergovernmental Kazakh-German Working Group on Economy and TradeAstana on 25-28 June 2013 will hold next meetings of the Intergovernmental Kazakh-German working group on economy and trade (IWG), Business Council of Kazakhstan and Germany for Strategic Cooperation (KGBC), as well as bilateral committee for implementation of training programs for senior executives and managers, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.

Kazakhstan will be visited by the meetings’ participants: Karl-Ernst Brauner, the Deputy Federal Minister of economics and technology of Germany and a co-chairman of IWG, Peter Tils, the Executive Director of Deutsche Bank, a member of Foreign Investors Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and a co-chairman of KGBC.

In the context of further deepening bilateral cooperation German delegates plan to meet and negotiate with the leaders of some Kazakhstani ministries and departments. Broad exchange of views is expected between the business circle representatives of both Kazakhstan and Germany on crucial and priority tasks of collaboration.

On the agenda of consultation day there will be issues of full participation of German business in the industrial projects of Kazakhstan and intensification of trade and economic cooperation, including implementation of intergovernmental agreement on partnership in the fields of raw materials, industry and technology, studying conditions for introducing German dual system of training in Kazakhstan and Germany’s participation in preparation and conduct of Astana World Expo-2017.

In addition, on July 2, 2013 Astana will host the sixth meeting of the Eurasian Club of Berlin on the issues of the Kazakh-German partnership in fields of raw materials, industry and technology as well as dual education system introduction Kazakhstan. The meeting will be attended by Michael Glos, the Deputy of the German Bundestag and the former German Federal Minister of Economics, Eberhard Sandschneider, the head of the German Society for Foreign Policy and prominent experts.

Berlin Eurasian Club was established in the light of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s idea realization relating to Eurasianism and “Path to Europe”state program acting as an interactive platform for discussion of a wide range of social and political issues between Kazakhstan and Germany as well as the EU. The club is the first Kazakhstani project of this kind in Europe aiming at exploring new opportunities to strengthen dialogue between the European and Asian cultures.