Cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Cuba

Diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Cuba were established on March 24, 1992.

Concurrent Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Cuba (with residence in Ottawa) is Konstantin Zhigalov (since December, 2013). Official Representative of Kazakhstan in Havana is Azamat Abdraimov (since January, 2018).

Ambassador of Cuba to Kazakhstan is Emilio Pevida Pupo (since January, 2018).

The foundation of bilateral cooperation between the two countries was established through the contacts at the highest and high levels. The official visit of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Cuba became a milestone of bilateral cooperation. During the visit President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held discussions with Chairman of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro (April 2, 2016). Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly (September, 2013).

Kazakhstan-Cuba Cooperation Group was established in the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2008.

Development of cooperation was also facilitated by the organization of the International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017, where Cuba was represented at the Latin American pavilion. President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba Orlando Hernandez visited Astana during the EXPO.

The legal framework of bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and Cuba includes documents in the sphere of trade and economy, energy, education, science and culture, sports, labor and social protection, on political consultations, visa matters and others.

In January – November, 2017, bilateral goods turnover reached 23.91 million US dollars, including 1.2 thousand in export and 23.9 million in import.

Created at : 25.08.2014, 12:40, Updated at : 19.02.2018, 18:10