Kazakhstan - Ecuador

Development of the relations with the Republic of Ecuador is an important part of Kazakhstan's engagement with the countries of Latin America.

The contacts between the two nations are carried out through high level meetings. On the margins of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan E. Idrissov met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador R. Patiño (September 25, 2013). The official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador R. Patiño to Astana took place оn July 4-6, 2014. During the visit Minister Patiño also met with Senate Chairman K. Tokayev, Prime Minister K. Massimov, Minister of Environment and Water Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Kaparov and Minister of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan U. Karabalin.

Diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Ecuador were established on January 23, 2012.

The contractual and legal framework of the bilateral cooperation consists of:

- Memorandum of understanding between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Ecuador on the establishment of diplomatic relations (January 23, 2012, New York, the USA);

- Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador on the exemption from visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, service passports and passports of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Ecuador (September 25, 2013, New York, USA; August 31, 2016 entered into force);

- Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Ecuador on the establishment of political consultations (July 4, 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan);

-Memorandum of understanding between the MFA of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the MFA of the Republic of Ecuador on establishment of political consultations (July 4, 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan).

In January – November, 2016, the bilateral goods turnover amounted to around $ 30.3 million US dollars, including $ 286,000 US dollars in export and $ 30 million US dollars in import.

The main articles of export are construction tools.

The main articles of import are bananas, exotic flowers, seedlings, and seeds.

Created at : 22.08.2014, 14:20, Updated at : 29.01.2017, 13:55