Diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Bulgaria – 25 years
The Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Bulgaria are celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations, which were established on 5 June, 1992.
The dynamically developing Kazakh-Bulgarian relations are evidence of a mutual aspiration for greater cooperation that has been sustained over the course of the past quarter-century.
Substantial impetus to the development of multilateral dialogue was given by the visit of the President of Bulgaria Zhelyu Zhelev to Almaty in 1993 and the reciprocal visit of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Sofia in 1999.
Relations based on mutual trust between the two countries have been established within the framework of international organizations such as the OSCE, the WTO, and the UN.
Interest in economic cooperation has been dictated by the geopolitical attributes of our countries. In this respect, meetings of the Kazakh-Bulgarian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation are held on a regular basis.
An important aspect of our cooperation is the cultural and humanitarian dimension. The first Bulgarian immigrants appeared on the Kazakh land in 1907, having founded Bolgarka village in the Aktobe region. The Bulgarian Ethno-Cultural center was established in order to revive the Bulgarian language, culture and traditions in Kazakhstan. In turn, Sofia University officially opened the Center for Study of Kazakh language, History and Culture in 2015.
The people of our countries share mutual interest in promotions of culture, and this is reflected in the regularly occurrence of musical contests and national orchestra performances.
The existing friendly relations between Kazakhstan and Bulgaria constitute a solid basis for further expanding cooperation for the benefit of the people of two countries.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050