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20 October, 2023

The delegation of Kazakhstan in Brussels discussed energy partnership with the EU

On October 18, 2023, in Brussels (Belgium), Vice Minister of Energy Nurmaganbetov Zh.D. as part of the Kazakh delegation met with the Directors of the Departments of the European Commission for Energy DP ENER Christina Lobilo Borrero and International Cooperation DP INTPA Peteris Ustubs. The meeting was also attended by Deputy of the Mazhilis of the Parliament - Chairman of the Committee on Ecology and Nature Management Zhanbyrshin E.T., representatives of state bodies, experts of Kazakhstan, and the head of the Office of hydrogen diplomacy in Astana Manuel Andres. The meeting was organized by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the press service of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan reports.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the EU-Kazakhstan energy partnership, prospects for green hydrogen, Kazakhstan's plans for the modernization of power grids, as well as further cooperation on the implementation of the EU-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Roadmap on Sustainable Raw Materials, batteries and Renewable Hydrogen Value Chains for 2023-2024.

Following the discussion, the European Commission expressed its intention to support Kazakhstan in the exchange of standards, best practices and other documents to improve the regulatory framework for hydrogen in Kazakhstan.