Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Ukraine were established on 22nd of July, 1992.
The Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Kazakhstan stared its work in May, 1994.
The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Ukraine stared its work in December, 1994.
Since April 22, 2016 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Ukraine is Samat Ordabaev.
Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Kazakhstan is Ivan Kuleba.
The legal base includes more than 95 documents, including the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ukraine date on January 20, 1994.
An important step in bilateral relations was the visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Kiev in December 2014, during of which the whole range of issues of bilateral cooperation was discussed, a new agenda for cooperation between the two countries at the present stage was developed.
A key event in 2015 was the official visit of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to the Republic of Kazakhstan (October 8-9, 2015), which allowed to form a specific agenda of bilateral cooperation in the near future and the mechanisms of its implementation, as well as to exchange views on topical issues of regional and global policy. An important outcome of the visit was the adoption of the Joint Declaration and the signing of the Action Plan of Kazakhstan and Ukraine for 2015-2017 years ("Road Map-5").
The core focus is trade and economic cooperation. Foreign trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Ukraine in 2015 amounted to $ 2 billion, in January-October 2016 – 1 022 million US dollars.
The main directions of bilateral economic cooperation are discussed in the framework of the Joint Ukrainian-Kazakh intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation.
In the Kazakhstan - Ukraine relations great importance attaches to the cultural and humanitarian cooperation. This is facilitated by the presence of a large Ukrainian diaspora in Kazakhstan (about 350 thousand), a common culture and history, closely linking the fate of the two peoples.