Opportunities for further broadening of investment collaboration between the two countries were considered during the meeting.
- Today Kazakhstan is a leader in Central Asia and a key partner to Germany. The President’s participation in the work of G8 summit in Saint-Petersburg demonstrates the high international authority of Nursultan Nazarbaev and Kazakhstan, - Klaus Mangold, the Chairman of the East-West Committee of German Industry said while opening the meeting.
Nursultan Nazarbaev talked about political, economic and social development in Kazakhstan over the years of independence and about priorities of the country’s foreign policy in his speech. The Kazakhstani leader noted the importance of further development in bilateral trade economic collaboration between Kazakhstan and the FRG.
- Kazakhstan is interested in attracting foreign investments from Germany in order to modernize its economy. Because of the beginning of the new stage in the economy’s diversification, Kazakhstan is a reliable and profitable market to German companies in terms of attracting German technologies into non-extractive sectors. In my opinion, the possibilities and needs of Kazakhstan and Germany coincide, and that is the engine of further sustainable development of bilateral relations, - Nursultan Nazarbaev said.
At the end of the meeting the President of Kazakhstan answered some questions of representatives of business, political and social communities of Germany.
On the same day an official dinner was held in the Adlon hotel in Berlin, which was given by East Department of German Industry in honor of President Nursultan Nazarbaev of the Republic of Kazakhstan.