Kazakhstan and EU mark 30 years of diplomatic relations
Presentation of a special edition of the Brussels-based Diplomatic World magazine to mark 30 years of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and the European Union took place with representatives of the diplomatic corps, the European institutions, politicians, and public figures of EU member states, El.kz cites MFA.
The high-quality publication features articles by the heads of the Kazakh and EU diplomatic services, public authorities and national companies, members of the Parliament of Kazakhstan and the European Parliament, and representatives of business companies, and civil society. Among the diverse topics highlighted on its 104 pages are the progress of political and social reforms in the country, the results of the Presidential elections, the outcomes of the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the relevant issues of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the EU in the commercial and economic sphere, including its such topical aspects as transport connectivity along the so-called Middle Corridor, digitalization, exploitation of rare earth metals and green hydrogen, the issues of gender equality, education, and the activities of the Astana International Financial Centre, as well as Kazakhstan’s attractivity for foreign investors and tourists.
According to the Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Brussels, Margulan Baimukhan, “Kazakhstan and the European Union have come a long way in three decades from the establishment of diplomatic relations to the enhanced partnership and cooperation at the current stage of their development.” Highlighting the importance of the systemic reforms in the country aimed at the formation of the Fair and Just Kazakhstan, he emphasized that “holding of early elections of deputies of Mazhilis of the Parliament and the Maslikhats on March 19, for the first time after the introduction of the major amendments and additions to the Constitution and electoral legislation of the country, is expected to contribute to the further strengthening of democratic institutions of our state.”
According to the guests of the presentation, the new publication will help to inform efficiently Kazakhstan’s European partners of the present-day development of the nation and its dynamic cooperation with the European Union.