Economy • 05 March, 2020

Kazakh Ambassador to Germany visits Volkswagen AG Headquarters

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The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Germany, Dauren Karipov, has visited the headquarters of Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg and met with the automaker’s top executives the Head of International and European Policy Jens Hanefeld, the Head of Corporate Strategic Planning Gerhard Mennecke, as well as the Head of Partnerships, Industrial Cooperations and Alliances Sebastian Schebera, MFA reports.

The discussions, which served as a follow-up to the meeting between the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and the leadership of Volkswagen in December 2019, centered on an exchange of views on a wide range of topics, including strategic challenges in the field of future technologies, in particular, electric mobility . 

At the conclusion of the meetings, the Kazakh Ambassador was given a tour of the main prefabrication site in Wolfsburg and the carmaker’s newest model range.

Volkswagen AG is one of the world’s leading car manufacturers which produces renowned brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Scania and MAN. The VW Group manages 123 factories in 20 European countries, 11 countries in North and South America, Asia and Africa, annually producing more than 10 million automobiles. The company employs about 670,000 people, and has an annual turnover of about 252.6 billion euros (2019).

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