Deputy Chief of Mission Aziz Omar met with Ambassador Stefan Kloetzli Head of Mission of Switzerland in Kazakhstan. They discussed bilateral cooperation, the Afghan peace process and potential collaboration between Afghanistan, Switzerland and the Kazakhstan.
Switzerland and Afghanistan have good, long-standing relations marked by Switzerland’s humanitarian and development activities in Afghanistan. Switzerland is actively assisting in the development and reconstruction of Afghanistan over the long term.
Kazakhstan is Switzerland’s most important trading partner. Economic relations between the two countries have increased, with significant potential for further growth. With total bilateral trade of almost USD 2.8 billion, Switzerland is Kazakhstan’s fifth biggest trading partner. According to statistics from the National Bank of Kazakhstan, Switzerland is also the third biggest foreign investor (after the Netherlands and the United States). There are around 40 Swiss companies registered in Kazakhstan.