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 Akylbek Kamaldinov (since 2018).

Ambassador of Cuba to Kazakhstan is Emilio Pevida Pupo (since 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 on April 2, 2016, 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. Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and Cuba met on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 2013 and 2018.

Development of cooperation was also facilitated by the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017, where Cuba was represented in the Latin American pavilion. President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba Orlando Hernandez visited Kazakhstan 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 2018 bilateral trade reached 12.4 million US dollars, including 1.3 thousand in export and 14.3 million in import.

Created at : 25.08.2014, 12:40, Updated at : 25.07.2019, 16:30