A German delegation from the Bundestag, headed by Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the States of Central Asia Eugen Schmidt, arrived in Astana on Feb. 20 to meet with the Kazakh top officials and discuss the Kazakh-German relations.
The official delegation included Bundestag members Thomas Bareiss, Christian Gorke, and Christian Schreider, reported the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service.
At the meeting with State Counselor Erlan Karin, the two sides discussed the current state of relations and prospects for further bilateral cooperation.
Karin spoke about the country’s ongoing political reforms and upcoming elections to the Mazhilis, the lower chamber of the Parliament, and the maslikhats, the local representative bodies, on March 19.
The German deputies commended the consistent nature of Kazakhstan’s political modernization and wished the country successful progress along the current path of democratic reforms.
During the meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar, also attended by Ambassador of Germany to Kazakhstan Monika Iversen, the sides addressed the development of Kazakh-German trade and investment cooperation and exchanged views on promising projects in the green economy and conventional energy.