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Delegation trip to Central Asia – visiting markets with a future!

Companies seeking new business opportunities in dynamic markets amid global upheaval were offered attractive options at the end of April: Led by Economics Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee and State Secretary for Economics Carsten Feller, a delegation visited the two Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The itinerary included a wide range of opportunities for talks with local players, company visits and contacts with policymakers and representatives of business associations.

From April 23 to 29, 2023, the delegation visited the two capitals, Astana and Tashkent, as well as Almaty and Samarkand. Both economies are characterized by dynamic growth and lucrative opportunities for investors and partners. Thuringia’s foreign trade with this region has increased noticeably in recent times. LEG had recently introduced Thuringian companies to the two Central Asian markets: There were two information events in 2021 and 2022, an online business mission to Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan in the early fall of 2021 and, exactly one year later, a business trip with 17 companies to explore investment and partnership opportunities in the region. The delegation trip at the end of April successfully built on these activities; the Thuringian participants developed or deepened new relationships and established a strong foundation for new business and partnerships. (hw)

Downtown Astana

Downtown Astana | Photo: janetheone /