Republic of Kazakhstan
Brazil and Kazakhstan established diplomatic relations in 1993. Bilateral dialogue was boosted by the inauguration, in 2006, of the Embassy of Brazil in Astana, the first resident diplomatic representation of a Latin American country in Central Asia, and by the inauguration of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Brasília, in 2013. Political consultation meetings were held by both countries; the last one in Brasília in 2012.
Brazil and Kazakhstan share some positions in multilateral fora on topics such as sustainable development and environmental preservation. Brazil endorses the entry of Kazakhstan in the WTO and was supported by Kazakhstan in its bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Brazilian and Kazakh governments are negotiating agreements in order to advance bilateral cooperation initiatives and to deepen investment and trade relations. Partnerships are being implemented in sports, which includes the training of Kazakhstani football players in Brazil.
Trade flow between the two countries has grown significantly, increasing from USD 45 million in 2002 to over USD 200 million in 2012. In 2013, Brazil participated in the 6th Astana Economic Forum. There are Brazilian companies operating in the Kazakh market and other companies are analyzing their establishment in the country to produce and export to markets in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1993 – Brazil and Kazakhstan establish diplomatic relations
2006 – Opening of the Embassy of Brazil in Astana
2007 – President Nursultan Nazarbayev visits Brazil
2009 – President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visits Kazakhstan
2013 – Brazil participates in the 6th Astana Economic Forum