Cooperation between Kazakhstan and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Kazakhstan has diplomatic relations with 13 states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM):

  • 1. Jamaica (27.07. 1995),
  • 2. Antigua and Barbuda (16.11.2007)
  • 3. Saint Lucia (12.05.2012)
  • 4. Grenada (15.11.2012)
  • 5. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (21.11.2012)
  • 6. The Cooperative Republic of Guyana (11.01.2013)
  • 7. The Republic of Suriname (11.04.2013)
  • 8. The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (28.04.2013)
  • 9. The Commonwealth of Dominica (08.05.2013)
  • 10. The Republic of Haiti (20.09.2013),
  • 11. Belize (11.07.2013),
  • 12. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (16.01.2014),
  • 13.Commonwealth of the Bahamas (12.08.2014),
  • 14. Barbados - Diplomatic relations have not been established.

Plenipotentiary Representative of Kazakhstan to the Caribbean Community is Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada Konstantin Zhigalov (since 2015).

Kazakhstan attaches great importance to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation with the CARICOM and its Member States, both bilaterally and within the framework of regional and international organizations. The period of 2012-2016 became an important stage in the development of cooperation with the CARICOM states. During these years Kazakhstan had established diplomatic relations with the majority of countries of the Community.

The groundwork of cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the countries of the CARICOM was established by the contacts at high level. In September 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov took part in the sitting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations of the CARICOM in New York as an invited guest. In April 2015, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev participated in the meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Relations of the CARICOM in Guyana.

CARICOM Member States participated in the International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017.

Bilateral trade between Kazakhstan and CARICOM Member States during January – November 2017 reached 248.7 thousand US dollars, including 8.2 thousand in export and 240.5 thousand in import.

Created at : 18.01.2017, 01:18, Updated at : 20.02.2018, 13:00