Kazakhstan - Cyprus

General information

On April 2, 1992 – diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Cyprus established.

On February 12, 2016 – Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan in Republic of Cyprus (with residence in Tel-Aviv) D.Kuanyshev presented his credentials to President of Cyprus N.Anastasiades.

On April 4, 2014 – Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic of Cyprus in Republic of Kazakhstan Dr. H.Kasoulidis presented his credentials to Secretary of State of Republic of Kazakhstan A.Zhaksybekov.

Political relations

It wasn't observed in the dynamics of development of cooperation until the end of 2008.

December 4, 2008 was held first at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and Cyprus meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Helsinki, which has intensified bilateral dialogue.

Cyprus - one of the first EU countries supported the holding of the OSCE Summit in Astana.

July 16-17, 2010 in Almaty, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus M.Kyprianou participated in the OSCE informal summit, during which a meeting with the Secretary of State - Foreign Minister K.Saudabayev and signed an intergovernmental agreement on the abolition of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and service passports.

December 1-2, 2010 in Astana at the OSCE Summit, the Republic of Cyprus was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Kyprianou of Cyprus.

September 21, 2011 in New York as part of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, the first meeting of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev with President of Cyprus D.Christofias.

In the period of 2011-2014 relations between Kazakhstan and Cyprus have developed quite steadily.

September 28, 2015 in New York as part of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan E.Idrissov with Foreign Minister of Cyprus I.Kasoulides.

February 12, 2016 during the working visit of the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Cyprus D.Kuanyshev held presentation of his credentials to the President of Cyprus N.Anastasiades and meeting with the Foreign Minister of Cyprus I.Kasoulidis.

Trade-economic relations

In 2015 year the volume of bilateral trade at $ 2.96 million (export $262k, prevalently cooper; import $2.96 million, prevalently pharmaceutics), which is on 22 % less than the same period in 2014 year ($3.8 million, including export $1.3 million and import $2.5 million).

Within 10 months of 2016 year the turnover run at $5.787 million (export $5.348 million and import $439k), which is 90 % more than the same period in 2015 year ($2.838 million, including export $262k and import $2.576 million).

According to the Investments Committee of the Ministry for investments and development of Republic of Kazakhstan, within the period from 2005 year until 3rd quarter of 2015 year the volume of Cyprus direct investments to the economy of Kazakhstan amounted $2.1 billion and outflows of direct investments from Kazakhstan to Cyprus amounted $661.5 million.

As for 1st February of 2016, there have been registered 421 representations with Cyprian participation in Kazakhstan. 284 of which are currently acting.

Created at : 17.10.2014, 20:02, Updated at : 26.01.2017, 16:45