The 26th meeting of the Berlin Eurasian Club was held at the AIFC

The leaders of more than 50 companies, start-ups and banks of the Federal Republic of Germany familiarized themselves with the opportunities and prospects of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), taking into account the powers vested in the financial centre as a regional investment hub and a driver of economic measures to attract foreign direct investment in the economy of Kazakhstan .
As part of the participation of the German economic delegation in the Astana Economic Forum (AEF), the 26th meeting of the Berlin Eurasian Club was held on the theme “Opportunities and practical importance of the AIFC for the region”.
The event was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Germany and the Eastern Committee of the German Economy in cooperation with the AIFC.
From the Kazakh side, the AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko, Head of the International Centre for Green Technologies and Investment Projects Rapil Zhoshybayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Federal Republic of Germany Bolat Nusupov, the management of JSC NK Kazakh Invest, as well as representatives economic, commercial structures and financial institutions of Kazakhstan.
From the German side – Managing Director of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OAOEV) Michael Harms, member of the OAOEV Presidium, independent director of Baiterek NMH Klaus Mangold, Ambassador of Germany to Kazakhstan Tilo Klinner, Chairman of the Committee on Raw Materials of the Federal Union of Industry of Germany Hans-Joachim Welsh, Head of the German Economy Office in Central Asia, as well as heads of German companies, start-ups and German banks.
The meeting participants discussed current issues of the state and development of bilateral Kazakh-German cooperation in the financial, investment, technology and IT fields, including in the framework of cooperation with German investors, banks and fintech companies at the AIFC site.



Astana International Financial Centre. The AIFC was established on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. In December 2015 the First President Nazarbayev approved the Constitutional Statute “On the Astana International Financial Centre” (AIFC). The aim of the AIFC is to establish a leading international centre of financial services. The objectives of the AIFC are to attract investment into the economy through the establishment of an attractive environment for investment in the financial services, develop local capital markets, ensuring their integration with the international capital markets.

The Berlin Eurasian Club was established in 2012 on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev and former Vice-Chancellor, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hans-Dietrich Genscher and is an informal platform for strengthening political dialogue and expanding trade and economic relations between Kazakhstan and Germany, as well as between Central Asia and the European Union. During the years of the Club’s existence, 25 BEC meetings were held alternately in Astana, Brussels and Berlin.

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