Kazakhstan - Jordan

General information 

Diplomatic ties between the Republic of Kazakhstan and The HashemiteKingdom of Jordan have established on 8th of February, 1993.

Kazakhstan Embassy in Amman was opened on July, 2007. Jordan Embassy in Kazakhstan has operated since April, 2007.

Aidarbek Toumatov appointed as Kazakhstan Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in Jordan on 6th of June, 2019.

Chargé d'Affaires of Jordan in Kazakhstan is Isa Al-Hijazeen.

Political ties

Kazakhstan aimed to define political ties with Jordan as the main cooperation field due to the small size of economy, lack of natural resources, energy and water resources, including external financial and economic needs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Currently, this cooperation has achieved high level, and Jordan is one of the closest and reliable partners of Kazakhstan in the Middle East.

The Kazakhstan-Jordanian relations differs in active communications of various level. Interested parties of two countries annually meet during the business visits, and also within the different international actions.

The relations between the President of the Republic Kazakhstan and theKing of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 

On 30th September, 2016President of the Republic KazakhstanNazarbayev discussed with King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by phone. During the discussion President Nazarbayev congratulated Jordan monarch with successful parliamentary election and formation of a new government. Apart from that, the leaders discussed the priorities between the relations of two sides.

On 11th October, 2016President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayevannounced that he gave his own prize “For the contribution Nuclear Weapons Free World and Global Security." President N.Nazarbayev declared about this during the acceptance of Credentials from foreign Ambassadors at his residence.

Parliamentary relations

On 4-6th of May, 2016 Deputy of Kazakhstan Parliament A.Zhailganova visited Amman for the participation to global forum “Women in Parliament." During the visit she met with the Chairman of Lower Chamber of Jordan Parliament Atef Al-Tarawnehand discussed the development of inter- parliamentary cooperation.

On 29th of August, 2016 Deputies of Senate, Jordan Parliament SalwaDamenal-Masri, Abu Hassan Niemah, Awad al Masaget and Yasin al-Husan participated at International conference «Towards Nuclear Free World» devoted to the 25th anniversary of closing Semey Nuclear polygon in Astana. Also, Deputies was introduced with the work of Kazakhstan Senate activities.

Activities at the Governments Head level

On 16th of June, 2016Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan K. Massimov and Jordan Prime-Minister Hani al-Mulkiwere discussed by phone. During the discussion Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan congratulated Hani al-Mulki with the appointment of him as Jordan Prime-Minister and formation of a new government. Two heads of governments exchanged opinions about priorities of cooperation.

On 7-8th of September, 2016Deputy Prime Minister – Agriculture Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan A.Mirzahmetov and Jordan Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Jawadal-Anani had the 5th meeting of intergovernmental commission on trade, economic and cultural and humanitarian cooperation and Business Council meeting.

Ties between Foreign Affairs Ministries 

On 19th of October, 2016Kazakhstan Foreign Affairs Minister Y.Idirisov met with Jordan Foreign and Expatriates affairs Minister N.Judeh at Islamic Cooperation Organization member states Foreign Affairs Ministries Conference in Tashkent.

Ties between stakeholder ministries and departments

On 24th of February, 2016Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan E.Kosherbayev had working visit to the Hashemite Jordan Kingdom. During the visit E.Kosherbayev had meet with Agriculture Minister of Jordan Akef Al-Zubimen. During the discussions both sides discussed Jordan participation at Food Security Chapter of Islamic Cooperation Organization, also they discussed about Jordan participation at the 7th Conference of Islamic Cooperation Organization on development of Agriculture and Food Security, and in General Assembly session of IOC.

On 24-25th of February, 2016Adviser to the Head of Investment commission Bashar Hasauna and Director of the Development of Export GaithBakri participated to the Second meeting of EXPO-2017 exhibition participants which will be take place in Astana.

From January 11-13, 2017, Secretary General of the Investment Committee of Jordan Muhalladal-Omari, who was appointed by the Jordanian sideas "Expo-2017" exhibition commissioner made official visit to Kazakhstan. During the visit, Jordan signed an agreement on participating in EXPO-2017.

On 26-28th of April, 2016Director of Credit Corporation of Agriculture Ministry of Jordan Muhammed al-Haiari participated to the 7th Conference of Islamic Cooperation Organization on development of Agriculture and Food Security in Astana.

On 30-31th 2016of August Members of Jordan Constitutional Court AhmetTbaishad, MohammaadGazaui, and Director of Presidential Judiciary Court Ahmad al-Zhamal have participated at International conference in Astana which was organized by invitation of Chairman of Kazakhstan Constitutional Court Igor Rogov. During the visit of delegation from Jordan have meet with Chairman of Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan I.Rogov and was introduced with the basis of constitutional law in Kazakhstan. Moreover, Member of Constitutional Court of Jordan A.Tbaishad invited I.Rogov for official visit to Jordan in 2017. I.Rogov accepted the invitation and confirmed his official visit.

Cooperation in the military and security sphere 

On 24-25thof January, 2016Kazakhstan Defense Ministry I.Tasmagambetov had official visit to the Hashemite Jordan Kingdom. During the visit I.Tasmagambetov had meetings with Jordan's King Abdullah II and Prime Minister -Defense Minister A.Ensour, the chairman of the Joint Chief Staff Armed Forces of the United Committee with General MashalMohammed al- Zaben, with mayor of the city of Amman A.Beltaji. According to the concluding remarks both sides signed governmental agreements on military and military-technical cooperation.

2-6thof May, 2016Special Forces of Kazakhstan participated at 8th international conference of Special Forces “Warrior-2016" which was held in Jordan. Kazakhstan team won prizes at this competition.

On 8-11th May, 2016 the First Deputy Director Ministry of Defense - Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Colonel-GeneralS.Zhasuzakov had working visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. During the visit to S.Zhasuzakov participated to special force exhibition “SOFEX- 2016," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Jordanian Armed Forces General Mashal M.al-Zaben had two side meetings and discussed development of cooperation in the future.

On 1-5th June, 2016 Delegation of Jordan Military Forces participated to «KADEX -2016» international military conference.

On 12-13th of October, Head of the National Security Committee KarimMassimov visited Amman to discuss cooperation among both sides. 

Cultural and humanitarian ties 

On 19-30th August, 2016visits of Ambassador of International peace and women organization and author of the book devoted to the elimination of nuclear weapons Mona Mahmareh was organized in Almaty and Astana.

During the visit she collected materials for her book and had some meetings.

Moreover, M.Mahamareh participated at International conference “Nuclear Free World" devoted to closure of 25th anniversary of Semey nuclear polygon.

On 5-11th September, 20 Jordanian journalist of Jordan newspaper «Jordan Times»MuhammedGazal won a prize in the third competition “Kazakhstan – international mass-media perspective" among the Middle East and Africa countries. He participated at “press –tours" in Almaty and Astana.

On 28th September, 2016 Ambassador A.Berdibay participated to “outreach" seminar among the Middle East countries under the chairmanship of Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile proliferation between 2016 and 2017, and for the implementation the third subparagraph related to the approved plan which took place in Amman, Jordan.

During the opening remarks of seminar A.Berdibay stated that Kazakhstan chairmanship at Hague Code of Conduct will prioritize optimization. Moreover, he mentioned that the Republic of Kazakhstan will consider Hague Code of Conduct as integral part of non-proliferation of mass destruction weapons and its delivery.

Furthermore, Counsellor of the Multilateral cooperation department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Urmyntayev and main Expert of International Space Rights Department, Aerospace Committee, Ministry of Investment and Development K.Ahmetov gave reports at the meeting.

Ties in the sphere of sport 

On 25-27th of November, 2016 International level coaches of Jordan M.Yamus, N.Aloush, K.Masri and M.Hasan participated at freestyle wrestling international competition named after Konayev in Taraz.

Ties in education and science 

On 17 -18th September, 2016 in accordance with memorandum of student exchange between universities, the student of Oriental Studies faculty, from Al Farabi Kazakh National University DinaraArystanbekova visited the University of Science and Technology in Irbid to the study araba language.

On 8th of September, 2016 in accordance with memorandum of student exchange between universities, the student of Oriental Studies faculty, from al- Farabi Kazakh National University AidanaKozhabekova visited Jordan to study Arab language at Jordan University.

Created at : 4.12.2013, 11:05, Updated at : 10.06.2019, 15:05