Cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan were established on 12 February, 1992.

Diplomatic mission of Republic Kazakhstan was opened in Kabul on 2002 and has been transformed to Embassy in 2003. Since August, 2011 Ambassador of Kazakhstan to IRA is H.E. Mr. Omirtay Bitimov.

The Embassy of Afghanistan to Kazakhstan was opened in 1993. Since December 2013 the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Kazakhstan is H.E.Mr.Mohammad Farooq Baraki.

The Kazakhstan-Afghanistan Intergovernmental Commission on trade-economy cooperation plays an important role in development of trade-economy relations.

The Co-chairman of the Commission from Kazakhstan side is Minister for Emergency Situations V.Bozhko, from the Afghani side - Minister of Trade and Industry Mohammad Shaker Kargar.

There were held 6 sessions of Kazakhstan-Afghanistan Intergovernmental Commission: two sessions in Astana (17-18 September, 2007 and 5-6 May, 2010) one in Almaty (26-27 September, 2012), three in Kabul (13 December, 2008, 26-27 September, 2011 and September 16-18 2013) and one in Almaty (September26-27,2012г.).

The educational program for Afghani citizens is realized in Kazakhstan. At present there are 655 Afghan citizens that study in educational institutions of Kazakhstan. 

The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan provided 2.38 million US dollars for construction of schools, hospitals and asphalt roads in Afghanistan. Besides, about 20,15 thousand tons of food have been provided as a humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan in 2013 amounted to 251,4 million US dollars (export – 248,63million, import – 2.8 million).

The legislative base is constituted by Agreement on Bases of Bilateral Relations and Cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Transit Islamic State of Afghanistan; Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation; Agreement on cooperation in the field of fight against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors; Protocol on the Establishment of diplomatic relations.

Created at : 9.05.2014, 22:28, Updated at : 9.05.2014, 22:28