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Roman Sklyar discussed with German companies developing cooperation in agriculture

At the 29th meeting of the Berlin Eurasian Club, the Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar discussed with the representatives of German business the development of bilateral cooperation in agriculture as well as attracting German investment in Kazakhstan’s agricultural sector.

More than 70 representatives of government and business circles of the two countries participated in the video conferencing.

The meeting was attended by the Chair of German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations Oliver Hermes, the Chief Executive Officer of German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations Michael Harms, the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Germany Uwe Feiler, the leadership of branch ministries of both sides.

Roman Sklyar noted that enhanced work with strategic investors is a priority highlighted by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The Government will support German business for the successful implementation of joint projects in our country. At the same time, ensuring food security is becoming more pressing and is directly related to the development of agriculture.

Kazakhstan is ready to provide individual support measures to German investors in order to implement projects in the agricultural sector. For this reason, the Government Working Group is currently working to promptly and legally promote the implementation of joint investment projects.

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Almas Aidarov said that agribusiness is an attractive sector for investment offering subsidies, soft loans, special taxation regimes to potential partners.

In his turn, Oliver Hermes noted that Germany, as previously, considers cooperation with our country to be one of the priority areas in the foreign economic activity and German business is ready for cooperation, and Uwe Feiler positively assessed the development of the agro-industrial complex and the quality of Kazakhstan's agricultural products that ensures investment attractiveness for the strategic relationship between the two countries.