11 February 1992 - establishment of diplomatic relations.
December 1992 – Opening of the Embassy of Germany in Almaty.
September 1993 – Opening the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Bonn, which was relocatedto Berlin in1999.
From 12 March 2008 to 4 July 2014 - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the
From 25 October 2011 - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in the
Since theestablishment of diplomatic relations, the President of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev has made 7 officialvisitsto
In the following years high-level visits are routinely exchanged.
Interparliamentary relations are gradually developing.
Political consultations between the Foreign ministries are held on permanent basis.
Trade and economic cooperation
Germany is one of the leading trade partners of Kazakhstan, in 2013 Germany was onthe 5th place among EU States (the volume of trade in 2013 exceeded USD 3,233 billion, export – 427 million, import – 2,806 billion).
Inter-regional contacts are consistently developing.
Activities of the Kazakh-German Intergovernmental Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation (IWGTEC) are beneficial for the development of mutually beneficialcontacts. Kazakh-German Business Council for Strategic Cooperation operates since July 2010.
Cultural and humanitarian cooperation
Coordinating body for the development of cultural cooperation between the two countries is a Kazakh-German Intergovernmental Commission (IC) of Cultural Cooperation.
In education, a successful example of cooperation is the joint work on the development of the
Due to the increasing number of Kazakh students studying in Germany, office of the Center for International Programs "Bolashak" in Germany was opened in 2009.
Since 2006 the joint project «Kazakhlibrary» is implemented.
2009 was the Year of Kazakhstanin Germany, 2010 was the year of Germany in Kazakhstan.
An important link in the relationship between the two countries are Kazakhstan citizens of German nationality (about 180 thousand persons), as well as former Kazakhs living in Germany (more than 900 thousand pers.) and ethnic Kazakhs (about 1 thousand). In order to support the interests of the German community in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh-German Intergovernmental Commission for ethnic Germans living in the Republic of Kazakhstan is functioning.
MFA of RK