President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev welcomed an economic delegation from Germany at Akorda to discuss the issues of trade, economic and investment cooperation between Kazakhstan and Germany, QazMonitor reports citing the presidential press service.
The German delegation of government and business representatives was headed by the co-chairman of the Kazakh-German intergovernmental commission Dominik Schnichels, who expressed his appreciation of the level of interaction between the state bodies and business structures of the two countries.
Representatives of German businesses voiced their interest in participating in the development of the Trans-Caspian transport corridor, field development, and cooperation in the energy sector.
The Kazakh President, in turn, noted our country's willingness to strengthen partnerships in priority areas such as energy, industry, agriculture, transport and logistics, education, science, and training of technical personnel.
According to Tokayev, Kazakhstan is ready to create favorable conditions to attract German companies to our country. Currently, the government has prepared a pool of potential investment projects consisting of 800 projects.
"Germany is Kazakhstan's most important partner in the European Union. More than 600 companies with German capital are successfully operating in Kazakhstan. There is significant potential for both trade growth and increased investment," said Tokayev.
In terms of education and human capital, Germany's experience in training specialists in technical professions was highlighted during the discussion.
Specifically, Kazakhstan is exploring the possibility of opening representative offices of German technical institutions, laboratories, research centers and competence centers to improve the level of Kazakh specialists.