Germany supports Nazarbayev's proposal for a summit in Astana

14 December, 2018, 16:46 510
Germany supports Nazarbayev's proposal for a summit in Astana

Earlier the Head of State addressed with an initiative of holding a summit of the leaders of Russian, China, EU and USA to discuss the international security issues in Astana. 

The recent initiative of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to hold a summit of the leaders of Russian, China, EU and USA to discuss the international security issues in Astana was welcomed in Berlin, a press service of the Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reports. 

This was known during a bilateral meeting of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilyenko with Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office Niels Annen and the Cabinet of Germany's Acting Commissioner for Global Issues (UN), Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Rudiger Bohn.

Reportedly, the meeting discussed the recent initiatives of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on the provision of global security and sustainable development, including the holding of a summit of the leaders of Russian, China, EU and USA in Astana to discuss the international security issues. 

A point of contact in this issue, according to the sides, can be the priorities of Kazakhstan's efforts on the post of non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018, and the upcoming activities of Germany in this important international body in 2019-2020. 

Note, on October 19, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev put forward a proposal for the leaders of the USA, Russia, China, and the European Union to use the Astana platform to discuss the pressing issues during the ASEM Summit in Brussels. 

"I call upon the leaders of the USA, Russia, China, and the European Union to embark on a dialogue and propose the Astana platform to discuss the pressing issues. These issues can also be dealt with at a special session of the UN General Assembly," said the Head of State. 

Germany is one of the largest trade and economic partners of Kazakhstan. In 2017, the bilateral trade turnover was EUR 4.856 billion, a 21.8% growth compared to the previous year. 

Over six months of the present year, this figure has equaled USD 2.885 billion, thus resulting in an ongoing growth trend. In 2005-2017, German companies invested USD 4.231 billion in Kazakhstan, 90% of which was directed to the non-primary sectors.