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Official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender arrive at the international airport of Astana on the occasion of their official visit to the Republik of Kazakhstan Astana/Kazakhstan, 11 July 2017 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender arrive at the international airport of Astana on the occasion of their official visit to the Republik of Kazakhstan © Jesco Denzel

Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender made an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan from 11 to 12 July. During the visit, the Federal President met President Nursultan A. Nazarbayev and gave a speech to open German National Day at EXPO 2017 in Astana. He also met Kazakh Germans and took part in a discussion on energy at an economic forum.

Overview of the programme:

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

  • Morning
    Departure from Berlin
  • 7.30 p.m. (CEST+4)
    Arrival in Astana
  • 8.00 p.m. Ambassador’s Residence
    Reception with representatives of German institutions in Kazakhstan

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

  • 9.15 a.m.
    Visit to the Kazakh Germans’ new Lutheran church
  • 11.00 a.m. Akorda Presidential Residence
    Welcome with military honours by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev,
    followed by talks
  • 12 noon
    Luncheon hosted by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 1.00 p.m.
    Joint press conference
  • 1.30 p.m. Palace of Independence
    Speech at dena (German Energy Agency) energy dialogue on the occasion of EXPO 2017
  • 3.00 p.m. EXPO grounds, National Day stage
    Speech to open German National Day at EXPO 2017
  • 3.30 p.m.
    Welcome to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and joint visit to the German and Kazakh pavilions
  • 7.00 p.m. Saltanat Sarayi
    Reception to mark the end of German National Day at EXPO 2017