Dariga Nazarbayeva conveys Kazakhstan President’s message to Angela Merkel

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Deputy Chairman of the Majilis Dariga Nazarbayeva has arrived in Germany as Special Envoy of the President to promote Kazakhstan's candidacy for non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018.

Dariga Nazarbayeva has met with the State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany Markus Ederer. The meeting was held within the framework of Kazakhstan's parliament delegation working visit to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Principality of Liechtenstein, the press service of the Majilis informs. D. Nazarbayeva conveyed the message of the Kazakh President to the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. The head of the Kazakh delegation informed the German side on Kazakhstan's contribution to strengthening regional and international stability and security, including in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. In addition, she talked about the country's activity in multilateral diplomacy within the OSCE and the CICA. D. Nazarbayeva also noted Kazakhstan's role in addressing regional security issues. Kazakhstan has been implementing a special assistance plan for Afghanistan. Under the plan, thousands of Afghan students are being studied at Kazakhstan universities. Our country also provides technical and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. During the round table special attention was paid to Kazakhstan's contribution to the development and maintenance of interreligious and intercultural dialogue. In addition, during a meeting with representatives of political and business circles of Germany, the head of Kazakhstan's delegation briefed the German side about the investment climate and the main provisions of the new economic policy "Nurly Zhol - The path to the future", voiced by N. Nazarbayev in November last year. The parties also discussed the possibility of expanding trade and economic cooperation between the two countries including in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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