ZHANSEIT TUIMEBAYEV: DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATION WITH GERMANY IS A PRIORITY
A meeting of the Deputy Chairman - Head of Secretariat of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan of Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhanseit Tuimebayev was held with the Plenipotentiary of the Federal Government for Resettlers and National Minorities, Mr. Bernd Fabritius in the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Nur-Sultan.
During the meeting he thanked for the invitation and noted that the building of the Palace has a symbolic meaning, because this church of Friendship is known far beyond Kazakhstan.
According to Mr. Bernd, this is due not only to the fact that it was designed by a famous architect who built the dome of the Bundestag, but because the building is a symbol of openness of the public of Kazakhstan - a symbol of a large number of peoples living peacefully in the country.
Zhanseit Tuimebayev emphasized that Kazakhstan and Germany have excellent relations, and the development of cooperation with Germany is a priority.
Political dialogue, as the Deputy Head of APK noted, is open and trustworthy.
"Germany is one of the leading economic partners of Kazakhstan. Approximately 90% of German investments go into the non-resource sector of the economy. Now in Kazakhstan function 900 economic structures with participation of the German capital, and in Kazakhstan 450 German enterprises operate" Head of Secretariat of APK informed.
Cooperation is realized in such spheres as processing industry, construction, transport, communication, agriculture, logistics and other spheres of economy.
Zhanseit Tuimebayev introduced the delegation with the structure and activities of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan and emphasized the principled position of Kazakhstan - the inadmissibility of using ethnic issues for political purposes.
He also noted that a number of projects are being successfully implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation. Thus, within the framework of the agreement the German Academy of Public Administration DBB provides internship programs for young civil servants of Kazakhstan.
In addition, more than 300 students of Kazakhstan study in Germany and their number, according to the speaker, will only grow.
In the conversation, the head of the Secretariat called an important link between the citizens of Kazakhstan of German nationality, and a huge treasure - the Kazakh Germans, who left after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
"In order to support the interests of the German diaspora in Kazakhstan, there is the Kazakhstan-German intergovernmental commission on ethnic Germans living in Kazakhstan, the Germans' society. In 173 public schools, German is taught as a foreign language. The Kazakh-German University has been functioning, and since 2000 international projects have been implemented to obtain a second-degree German language diploma," said Zhanseit Tuymebayev, adding that Kazakhstan is ready for further assistance.
The Federal Government Commissioner for Resettlers and National Minorities thanked Kazakhstan, on behalf of the German Government, for the help and assistance to ethnic Germans living in Kazakhstan.
"In the person of Germans who moved to Germany and ethnic Germans of Kazakhstan, we have a very valuable and stable bridge that keeps the countries connected. They are the bearers of these good relations between Kazakhstan and Germany. We see Kazakhstan as a factor of stability in the entire region, we highly appreciate and intend to maintain the openness that exists in Kazakhstan and economic development, which is one of the foundations for stability," Mr. Bernd concluded.
At the end of the meeting, Deputy Head of APK presented the distinguished guest with the book "The Idea of Peace and Public Accord" by Nursultan Nazarbayev.
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