Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Republic of Uzbekistan were established on November 23, 1992.
Saidikram Niyazkhodzhayev is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan (from April, 2018).
Kazakh-Uzbek relations are developing in accordance with the Treaty on Eternal Friendship as of October 31, 1998 and Treaty on Strategic Partnership as of June 14, 2013. The legal framework of bilateral cooperation includes more than 100 documents, covering almost all spheres of interstate relations.
On June 13-14, 2014, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev made an official visit to Uzbekistan.
On November 24-25, 2014, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan I. Karimov made an official visit to Kazakhstan.
On September 21-22, 2016 the First Deputy of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan A.Mamin made the visit to Uzbekistan and on October 7-8, 2016, Vice-Primer of the Republic of Uzbekistan U.Ruzukulov made the visit to Kazakhstan.
The Joint Intergovernmental Commission on bilateral cooperation under the chairmanship of the First Deputies of the Heads of the Governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan has been operating to expand Kazakh-Uzbek trade and economic relations. The 15th session of the Commission was held in Astana on March 11, 2016.
Trade and Economic Cooperation
In 2016, the volume of trade between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan was $ 1.371 billion (export – $ 835.9 million, import – $ 535.5 million).
The major products of Kazakh export to Uzbekistan are oil and its processed products, products of flour and cereal industry, grain, ferrous and nonferrous metals, inorganic chemistry products, food products.
Energy resources (gas), cotton fiber, chemical products and plastics, fertilizers, fruits and vegetables, and other goods are imported to Kazakhstan from Uzbekistan.
Representations of the JSC “Development Bank of Kazakhstan", JSC NC “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy", JSC NC “Kazinform" and air company “Air Astana" are accredited in Uzbekistan.
Cultural and humanitarian cooperation has been successfully developing. Mutual visits of performance groups, representatives of culture and art are regularly carried out.
During the official visit of the President of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev to Uzbekistan in June 2013, an opening ceremony of the monument to the Kazakh poet Abai Kunanbayev was held.
On May 2014, a range of cultural-sport events was held in Uzbekistan within the framework of the Friendship Festival “Biz – bir khalykpyz", devoted to the 370th anniversary of Aiteke bi.