Kazakh FM sets out key priorities of foreign policy
1 July 2022 14:07

Kazakh FM sets out key priorities of foreign policy

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «Sanctioning necessitates transformation of the EAEU activities in order to create truly free and open market,» Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi told the international conference themed 'Kazakhstan in modern system of international affairs' on Friday.

«Constructive cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia, which is a key strategic partner of Kazakhstan, is developing dynamically. Being an active supporter of the Eurasian integration Kazakhstan became the founder of a number of regional organizations, such as the CIS, CSTO, Eurasian Economic Union. Kazakhstan’s CIS chairmanship in 2022 will focus on further upgrading of the organization’s efficiency through intensifying economic cooperation as a key factor for sustainable development of the country,» the Minister added.

Tileuberdi prioritized deepening of regional cooperation in Central Asia. Kazakhstan suggests some initiatives to reveal economic, transport and logistics, investment potential of the region. Thanks to Kazakhstani diplomacy an agreement was reached on signing the Treaty on friendship, good neighborliness and cooperation for the development of Central Asia in the XXI century covering the key directions of cooperation.

He added that the Turkic Council transformed into the full-fledged Organization of Turkic countries, the Turkic Vision 2040 program was adopted. Declaring Turkestan in 2021 the spiritual capital of the Turkic world may be regarded as the recognition of Kazakhstan’s role in the Turkic world.


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Kazakhstan expands cooperation with GCC countries
5 August 2022 14:13

Kazakhstan expands cooperation with GCC countries

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi met with Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Kazinform has learned from the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.

The parties discussed the prospects of interregional cooperation between Central Asia and the GCC, Kazakhstan's interaction with Arab countries, and also exchanged views on topical issues on the international agenda.

Tileuberdi noted that today the GCC is a dynamically developing international organization that represents considerable interest for Kazakhstan. «Our country has stable and friendly relations with all the Arab countries of the Gulf and intends to further develop trade, economic, investment, cultural and humanitarian cooperation with this region. Kazakhstan has granted a visa-free regime for citizens of all GCC member states, opened direct flights with the KSA, the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait. The Gulf countries are the largest investor in the kazakh economy,» – said Foreign Minister.

Al-Hajraf said that the GCC countries are interested in establishing a multilateral format of cooperation with the Central Asian region, ready in the near future to hold the first ministerial meeting of the «CA - GCC» dialogue platform.

During the talks, the sides noted the importance of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and the General Secretariat of the GCC on October 12, 2021. This document allows Kazakhstan to interact with the GCC in both bilateral and multilateral formats.

Following the meeting, the diplomats agreed to continue joint efforts to develop and strengthen friendly relations between Kazakhstan and the GCC countries.

As part of his visit to Kazakhstan, the GCC Secretary General was received by Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov.

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf was established in 1981. The headquarters is located in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). The members of the Council are Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, State of Bahrain, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait. The main objectives of the Organization are political coordination and economic integration between the participating states, as well as cooperation in the field of ensuring regional security and defense in the Persian Gulf zone.



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Kazakhstan, Moldova vow to strengthen bilateral cooperation
5 August 2022 11:42

Kazakhstan, Moldova vow to strengthen bilateral cooperation

CHISINAU. KAZINFORM – Ambassador of Kazakhstan Almat Aidarbekov held a meeting with Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavriliţa, Kazinform has learned from the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.

Ambassador Aidarbekov informed the Moldovan side of the sweeping political reforms carried out by Kazakhstani authorities in socioeconomic realm, financial and banking systems as well as favorable climate for investors offered in the country.

Speaking of the development of bilateral cooperation, the Kazakhstani diplomat reminded that on September 16 the two countries will mark 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations and suggested holding the 6th session of the Kazakhstan-Moldova Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation in 2023 in Nur-Sultan.

Ambassador Aidarbekov went on to congratulate the Moldovan Prime Minister on being granted the EU candidate status and to commend the Government’s efforts in that respect.

For her part, Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavriliţa briefed the Kazakh ambassador on a number of reforms spearheaded by her Government and welcomed the opening of the Embassy, reiterating the interest in further development of bilateral ties.

The head of the Moldovan Government supported the idea of holding the 6th session of the Kazakhstan-Moldova Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation.

The sides continued by praising the high level of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Moldova and expressed interest in further strengthening of trade and economic as well as cultural and humanitarian cooperation.


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Kazakhstan and Andorra sign reciprocal visa exemption agr’t
4 August 2022 13:02

Kazakhstan and Andorra sign reciprocal visa exemption agr’t

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi met with visiting Foreign Minister of Andorra Maria Ubach, Kazinform reports.

«Bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Andorra are aimed at development of constructive and mutual benefit cooperation. The most perspective direction of cooperation is the tourist sector. To this end, the countries signed today an agreement on reciprocal exemption of visa requirements for all passport holders, the first intergovernmental agreement between the two states,» the Kazakh FM said following the talks.

He reminded that the two countries support each other in the international structures. The nations enjoy fruitful cooperation within the UN and OSCE. Interparliamentary ties between Kazakhstan and Andorra are developed within the OSCE PA and PACE. He also expressed gratitude for supporting Kazakhstan’s candidacy to the UN Human Rights Council for 2022-2024.

In a conclusion the Kazakh Foreign Minister thanked Maria Ubach for productive negotiations.


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