Kazakhstan is ready to increase oil supplies to Germany via the Druzhba oil pipeline, said the country’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who arrived on a visit to Germany, Report informs referring to Kazakh media.

He noted that since the beginning of the year, 500,000 tons of oil have been supplied to Germany through this pipeline.

“At the request of our German friends, our readiness to increase the volume of oil supplies and make them long-term has been confirmed,” he emphasized.

Previously, Russia agreed on the transit of Kazakh oil to Germany via Druzhba in the amount of 1.2 million tons for 2023.

The press service of the Kazakh leader said in a statement that Tokayev held talks with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a tete-a-tete format.

“During the negotiations, the parties noted the dynamic development of bilateral relations and confirmed their mutual desire for further comprehensive strengthening of Kazakh-German relations,” reads the statement.

The leaders of the two countries identified the main areas of cooperation, including agreeing to intensify interaction in trade, economics, investment, transport and logistics, green energy and other areas.