Czech Republic–Kazakhstan relations

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Czech–Kazakh relations
Map indicating locations of Czech Republic and Kazakhstan

Czech Republic

Kazakhstan

Czech Republic–Kazakhstan relations are bilateral relations between the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan.

History[edit]

Following World War II, both countries were under Soviet rule with the Czech Republic part of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic as a satellite state and Kazakhstan as one of the constituent republics of the Soviet Union

Modern diplomatic relations between the Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic were established on January 1, 1993.[1] In 2012, Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev met Czech president Václav Klaus during an official visit to the Czech Republic and Austria, and discussed deepening of economic cooperation.[2] In 2014, Nazarbayev met president Miloš Zeman, discussing further economic cooperation of the countries and Czech assistance to diversifying of Kazakhstan's economy.[3]

Trade and economy[edit]

Economic cooperation between the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan is based on several bilateral agreements between the countries from 1996, 1998 and 2004.[4] The bilateral trade turnover has grown from $200 in 2009 to $1.2 billion in 2014. Due to negative outcomes of the global economic crisis and falling oil prices, it dropped to $666 million in 2015.[5] In 2015, most trade by Czech firms were in the fields of hi-tech engineering, instrumentation, agriculture and film industry.[6]

Diplomatic missions[edit]

Kazakh Embassy in Prague

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mfa.gov.kz/index.php/en/foreign-policy/kazakhstan-s-relations/kazakhstan-countries-of-europe-cooperation/16-materials-english/4736-kazakhstan-czech-republic-relations
  2. ^ http://en.trend.az/casia/kazakhstan/2077810.html
  3. ^ http://astanatimes.com/2014/11/kazakh-czech-presidents-discuss-expanding-diversifying-economic-ties/
  4. ^ http://www.mfa.kz/index.php/en/astana-calling/astana-calling-2014/16-materials-english/4736-kazakhstan-czech-republic-relations
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ http://mfa.gov.kz/index.php/en/last-news/6425-ambassador-of-kazakhstan-serzhan-abdykarimov-kazakhstan-is-among-12-priority-trade-partners-of-czech-republic
  7. ^ http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/diplomatic_missions/czech_missions_abroad/kazakhstan_embassy_of_the_czech_republic.html
  8. ^ "Czech embassy in Astana". Mzv.cz. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Kazakh embassy in Prague". Kazembassy.cz. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011.