Kazakhstan, Great Britain celebrates 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations
On January 19 this year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
For a quarter century relations between two countries have reached an unprecedented high level: the contacts between the leaders of two countries strengthen, mutual trade increases, contractual and legal framework expands, institutions of bilateral cooperation operate effectively. The United Kingdom is the sixth largest investor in our economy, and Kazakhstan is among the list of 14 priorities for the UK economic partners.
The adoption of the Joint Statement on strategic partnership during the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron in Kazakhstan in 2013 became a landmark event and confirmation of the special status of the Kazakh-British relations.
The official visit of President of N.Nazarbayev to the UK in 2015 gave a serious impetus to the further strengthening of strategic partnership. As a result a number of commercial agreements and projects were signed.
The mutual desire of Astana and London to establish and maintain strong trusting contacts contributed to the creation of a permanent strategic dialogue at the level of Foreign Ministers, the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic, scientific and technical and cultural cooperation, as well as the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cooperation with Kazakhstan.
These structures contribute not only to the expansion of bilateral relations, but also to the promotion of institutional and economic reforms announced by the Head of our State.
Kazakhstan is planning to continue to pursue the foreign policy aimed at strengthening of the comprehensive and strategic partnership with the United Kingdom.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050