Credentials presented to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg
The Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Belgium, Margulan Baimukhan presented his credentials to His Royal Highness, Duke of Luxembourg Henri.
The celebration took place in the official residence of the Duke, in the palace "Palais Grand-Ducal" reports the official website of the embassy.
After the solemn ceremony, at the audience of the monarch, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan discussed bilateral relations between the states of Kazakhstan and Luxembourg, the prospects for multilateral cooperation on the platforms of the RK-EU, EU-Central Asia. The Kazakhstani diplomat spoke about the current situation in the country, political and socio-economic reforms initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev within the framework of the “Listening State” concept. For his part, Duke Henri expressed support for the ongoing reforms in Kazakhstan and measures to stabilize the situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He noted the important role of Kazakhstan in the regional dimension and hopes for active cooperation between the Kazakh and Luxembourg business communities.
Also, during the visit, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan met with the distinguished Consul of Kazakhstan in Luxembourg, Benedikt Sobotka. As a result, serious issues were discussed and bilateral specific measures were identified to improve cultural, trade, and economic projects. At the end of the meeting, the events planned for 2022 were signed.
Kazakhstan and Luxembourg are actively developing mutual economic ties and political dialogue. Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel visited Kazakhstan twice, in 2015 and 2017. The flow of Luxembourg's direct investments into the economy of Kazakhstan in 2021 is 17.5 million US dollars. Despite the geographic distance, cultural ties are actively developing. Measures such as holding photo exhibitions, showing Kazakh films, and organizing concerts have an impact on strengthening cultural cooperation. In 2021, such cultural projects as the organization of an exhibition of creative works of young Kazakhs with disabilities, on the theme "The world through the eyes of Kazakhstani children" and the release of postage stamps in Luxembourg in honor of the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan's Independence, aroused significant interest.
The modern potential of cooperation provides new opportunities for increasing trade, economic, investment, and cultural ties between the two states.
June 29 this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Luxembourg. Both states are taking significant steps aimed at expanding and strengthening cooperation.
Author: Moldir Adamzhan
Translator-editor: Chingiz Smakov
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