Kazakhstan and Canada celebrate 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Over the years, the two countries have developed friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation in the political, economic and humanitarian fields. The two countries share a similar geography and climate, economic structure, abundant natural resources and an ethnically diverse population.

The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ottawa was opened in 2008. Akylbek Kamaldinov has been Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada since 2018. Additionally, there is a Kazakh Consulate in Toronto. Kazakh student associations and community organizations are established in major cities across Canada, says the official website of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Canada.

The Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan was opened in 1995. Alan Hamson has been the Ambassador of Canada to Kazakhstan since 2022. The Canada Visa Application Center is operational in Almaty and Nur-Sultan.

In 2003, the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev paid an official visit to Canada

In December 2018, Julie Payette became the very first Governor General of Canada to make an official visit to Kazakhstan. As part of this trip, she also traveled to Baikonur to see Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques soar into space. It should be noted that J. Payette is also a former astronaut and has flown twice in space

In February 2020, on the sidelines of the 56th Munich Security Conference, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

Canada is among the top 15 foreign investors in Kazakhstan and has invested more than US$5.2 billion in Kazakhstan’s economy since 2005. In 2021, mutual trade turnover reached US$496 million (+ 34.7%), the highest figure in the last 6 years. During the same period, the volume of Canadian FDI in Kazakhstan’s economy exceeded.

385 million USD, 17 times more than in the whole of 2020 (22.7 million USD) and the highest amount of the last 9 years.