Kazakhstan - Portugal

General information

August 19, 1992 - diplomatic relations established.

May 2013 - the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in France opened the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Lisbon.

July 2015 - the Embassy of Portugal in the Republic of Kazakhstan opened.

Since July 2015 - Chargé d'Affaires of Portugal to the Republic of Kazakhstan is A. da Silva.

Since January 2017 - Visa-free regime for Portuguese citizens for a period of 30 days.

Bilateral political relations

April 19-21st, 2009 - Kazakhstan delegation headed by K.-J. Tokayev the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan held meetings with Portuguese parliamentarians during the OSCE PA Bureau session in Lisbon.

July 15-16th, 2010 - the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, L. Amado, paid the visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan within the framework of the informal OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Almaty, theIntergovernmental Agreement on visa requirements exemption for diplomatic passport holders was signed.

November 18-19th, 2010 - the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, visited the Portuguese Republic within the framework of the NATO Summit. During the visit a meeting with Portuguese Prime-minister J. Socrates was held.

December 1-2nd, 2010 - the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, L. Amado represented Portugal during the OSCE Summit in Astana.

March 5th, 2012 - first consultations between the Foreign Ministries were held in Lisbon and chaired by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A. Volkov and the Director General of Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic R. Maceira.

June 29-30th, 2012, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, P. Portas paid the first in the history of bilateral relations official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

December 6th, 2012 – the first celebration of the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the history of bilateral diplomatic relations took place.

May 15-16th, 2013, the Minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, E.Idrissov, made the return first official visit to Portugal.

May 22nd, 2014 - Deputy Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic P. Portaspaid an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan within the framework of the VII AEF and II World Anti-Crisis Conference.

Beginning of 2017 - The Parliament of the Portuguese Republic ratified the Agreement on Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation between the EU and the ROK in the form of a resolution.

November 6-8th, 2017 -the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Zhumagaliyevpaida working visit to Lisbon as part of participation in the international IT conference Web Summit 2017.

Trade and economic relations

The bilateral trade turnover during the first 11 months of 2017 reached $545.9 million(export - $528 million US dollars, import – 17 million US dollars).

The main articles of Kazakhstan's export are oil, cotton, ferrous metals. Imports from Portugal to Kazakhstan include cork, equipment, electrical machinery, water vehicles, and pharmaceutical products.

September 22-26th, 2010 - Portuguese business delegation,led by the Head of Gulbenkian Fund – President of the “Partex" company E. Vilar, paid visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

December 5th, 2011 - the first Kazakh-Portuguese business forum organized along with the Portuguese Industrial Associationwas held in Lisbon. The second forum took place in June, 2012 in Astana, third – 15th May, 2013 in Lisbon.

September 8-10th, 2014 - Portuguese business delegation,led by the president of “Partex" A. Silva made a visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

May 11th, 2017 – investment forum was held with participation of the Portuguese government representatives and management of EDP, TAP Portugal, Siemens.

April 13th, 2017 – Non-governmental Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Investment "Portugal-Kazakhstan" was established.

December 11th, 2017 - a round table discussionwas organized with representatives of the largest Portuguese companies, such as Galp, Repsol, GrupoAmorim, Proman, Technoprojecto International, PCG Profabril Group, Prospectiva, Set Linings International, and João Mata.

Created at : 17.05.2018, 16:30, Updated at : 17.05.2018, 16:30