Cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the Republic of India

Diplomatic relations were established on February 23, 1992.

The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New Delhi opened in November 1993. Since May 2010 D.Kuanyshev is the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India.

The Embassy of India in Almaty opened in October 1993. Since January 2011, Ashok Kumar Sharma is the Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan. Following the relocation of the Indian Embassy to Astana, the consular office has been operating in Almaty since November 2007.

In February 1992, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev paid his first official visit to India, during which the Declaration on Main Principles and Directions of Inter-State Relations, the Protocol on Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Trade and Economic Relations, Science and Technology, Culture, Arts, Education, Mass Media and Sports were signed.

During the official visits by Prime Minister N. Rao (May 1993) and Vice-President of India K. Narayanan (September 1996) to Kazakhstan, the Agreements on Technical Cooperation, Cultural Exchange and Establishment of the Kazakh-Indian Inter-governmental Commission on Trade and Economic, Science and Technology and Cultural Cooperation were signed.

In December 1996, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid ​​the second official visit to India. The Convention on the Avoidance of Double Taxation, the Agreement on Encouragement and Mutual Protection of Investments and the Memorandum of Understanding on the Days of Culture of Kazakhstan in India and of India in Kazakhstan were signed.

On 11-15 February 2002, President N. Nazarbayev visited India for the third time. Upon conclusion of the visit, the Kazakh-Indian Joint Declaration was signed.

In July 2002, Prime Minister of India A.B. Vajpayee visited Kazakhstan to attend the 1st Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

On 6-10 April 2008, Vice-President and Chairman of the Upper House of Indian Parliament H. Ansari paid a visit to Kazakhstan, during which he met with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chairman of the Senate K. Tokayev and Prime Minister K. Massimov.

On 23-26 January 2009, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid a state visit to New Delhi as the Honour Guest at the celebration of the Republic Day of India. The main outcome of the visit was the adoption of the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership between India and Kazakhstan.

On 15-16 April 2011, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid a visit to Astana, during which the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil Matters, the Action Plan for the Development of Strategic Partnership (the ‘Road Map’), the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, a package of documents for the joint development of oil block ‘Satpayev’ as well as the Interagency Agreements on Cooperation in Agriculture, Healthcare and Information Technologies were signed.

On 3-5 March 2013, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan E.Idrissov visited India, the meetings with Vice President - Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) M.H.Ansari and Foreign Minister S.Khurshid were held. A round table discussion on the theme "Prospects of Kazakh-Indian cooperation" had taken place during the visit.

Kazakh-Indian Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical, Industrial and Cultural Cooperation is an important tool for the development and deepening the bilateral cooperation. Ten meetings of the commission were held, the last was on 8-9 January 2013 in New Delhi.

Three rounds of consultations between Foreign Ministries were held, the last was on March 7, 2012, in New Delhi.

The trade turnover between Kazakhstan and India reached 290 million US dollars (export – 46,8 million, import – 243,1 million US dollars) in 2011. In 2012 trade turnover was 507,3 million US dollars (export – 173,9 million, import – 333,3 million US dollars). By the end of 2013 it reached 676,9 million US dollars (export – 331,7 million, import – 345,1 million US dollars).

Within the framework of ITEC program professionals and government officials have the opportunity to undergo training in India to improve their knowledge and skills, as well as training. This program covers such important areas as management, economy, finance, agriculture, energy, information technology, media, environment and others.

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