Photos06.09.2014 Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Afghanistan During the course of his one‑day visit Foreign Minister Steinmeier engaged in political talks with President Hamid Karzai and Foreign Minister Zara Ahmad Osmani. He also met presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Kazakhstan for political talks Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier held talks with -among others- President Nazarbayev in the Kazakh capital Astana on 9 and 10 November. The focus was on the further development of bilateral relations as well as international issues. Steinmeier emphasised that Kazakhstan was a "bridge between East Asia and Europe". In Astana he also met representatives of Kazakh civil society and business.