Kazakhstan - Romania

General information

The diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Romania have been established on July 15, 1992.

The Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Kazakhstan has been opened in November 1993.

The Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Romania has been opened in September 2003. In March 2012 by the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan, the representation level has been enhanced into the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Romania.

September 2014 – Mr. Daulet Batrashev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Romania.

Since May 2017 – Mr. Cezar-Manole Armeanu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Political relations

Kazakhstan pays a special attention to development of relations with Romania as a key partner in Eastern Europe and on the Balkans.

During short historical period, two states have achieved significant progress in all spheres of bilateral cooperation, including political, trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian areas, as well as in multilateral collaboration.

Kazakhstan and Romania enjoy the regular political dialogue, Groups of friendship function in parliaments of both countries. Meetings of MPs of the two countries held annually.

Countries coordinate efforts within the United Nations, OSCE and other international fora. Romania supports all Kazakhstan's international initiatives, including OSCE Chairmanship and Astana Summit 2010, Astana to host EXPO-2017 and participate it, Kazakhstan's candidature for non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018, accession to ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting).

Political consultations between foreign ministries of two countries are held annually. Last consultations was held in Astana on 30thof November 2017 with participation of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania DanutNeculaescu.

High level visits

September, 1998 – official visit of H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Romania.

November, 1999 – official visit of H.E. Mr. Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania to Kazakhstan.

September 2003 – official visit of H.E. Mr. Ion Iliescu, President of Romania to Kazakhstan.

November, 2007 – official visit of H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Romania.

March, 2010 – the State visit of H.E. Mr. Traian Băsescu, President of Romania to Kazakhstan.

December, 2010 – visit of H.E. Mr. Traian Băsescu, President of Romania to Kazakhstan for participation in the OSCE Summit in Astana.

Visits at the level of the Heads of the Governments

June, 2013 – official visit of the Prime Minister of Romania H.E. Mr. Victor Ponta to Kazakhstan.

Foreign Ministers' Visits

July 1992 – official visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Romania H.E. Mr. Adrian Năstase to Kazakhstan, the Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Romania was signed.

November 2008 – visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Romania H.E. Mr. LazărComănescu to Kazakhstan.

July 2017 – visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Romania H.E.Teodor Meleshkanu to Kazakhstan for the participation on the national day of Romania on EXPO-2017.

Legal framework

The legal framework between Kazakhstan and Romania consists of 19 bilateral agreements. The first bilateral document - the Protocol on establishment of diplomatic relations signed in 1992 - which became a legal ground for other bilateral agreements.

Trade-economic cooperation

The bilateral trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Romania in 2017 January-November amounted 867,7mln. dollars(export: 805,8mln., import: 61,9mln.),in 2016 amounted802,9 mln. dollars(export: 724,4mln., import: 78,5,9mln.).

The main directions of bilateral economic cooperation are energy, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, transport, logistics etc. There are 28 Romanian-Kazakhstan enterprises registered in Romania, in Kazakhstan – 39 joint ventures.

One of the most important and effective tool for development of the trade and economic cooperation is the Kazakhstan-Romanian Intergovernmental Commission on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation. The 12th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission was held on 11-12October 2016 in Astana.

Bilateral Romanian-Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce and Industry re-established with its first meeting, which was held on January 2016 in Bucharest.

The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan opened on July 4, 2013 in Galați and on November 2017 in Cluj-Napoka.

Cultural and humanitarian cooperation

Romanian national cultural societies such as «Stephen the Great» (Almaty), «Dacia» (Karaganda) and «Bucovina» (Pavlodar) function in Kazakhstan. In September 2015a Kazakh preschool was launched and successfully function, allowing children in Bucharest to learn Kazakh language.

Kazakh film festivals are held annually in Romania as well as in 2016 was held the first Romanian film festivalin Karaganda city. Kazakh musicians annually take part in the festival of classical music named after George Enescu in Bucharest.

A Conference on Anti-nuclear Initiatives of Kazakhstan was held in Romanian capital in September 2016on the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site.

In the framework of the opening of Honorary consulate in Cluj-Napoka and in the honor of First President of RK on 23 of November 2017 first festival of Kazakh films took place in Romania.

Created at : 4.12.2013, 12:48, Updated at : 17.05.2018, 16:40