An active dialogue is underway between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan. On a regular basis, exchanges of visits at the highest and high levels are carried out, meetings of presidents and prime ministers of Belarus and Kazakhstan are held, incl. within the framework of the CIS, CSTO, Eurasian integration. Official visits of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Minsk in November 2017 and the President of the Republic of Belarus to Astana in October 2013 confirmed the strategic nature of the relations between two countries. In 2017 Belarus took part in the International specialized exhibition “EXPO-2017” (Astana).
Diplomatic relations between the countries were established on September 16, 1992. In 1997 the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus was opened in Kazakhstan. The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in our country was opened in 1995. The legal and contractual basis for bilateral cooperation today includes more than 60 international treaties and instruments.
In terms of foreign trade of the Republic of Belarus with the CIS countries, Kazakhstan ranks third following the neighboring countries and key trade partners – Russia and Ukraine.
In 2017 the volume of foreign trade in goods of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Kazakhstan amounted to 689,1 million dollars. At the same time, Belarus’ export to Kazakhstan amounted to 592,2 million dollars.
The leading export goods to Kazakhstan in 2017 were: tractors and truck tractors, milk and dairy products, machines and mechanisms for harvesting and threshing crops, trucks, furniture.
In January-November of 2018 the volume of foreign trade amounted to 831.7 million dollars, including Belarus’ export — 728.9 million dollars.
There are 8 large joint assembly plants of Belarusian machinery and equipment operating in Kazakhstan (OJSC “BelAZ”, OJSC “MTZ”, OJSC “Gomselmash”, OJSC “MAZ”, OJSC “HMC “Bobruiskagromash”, etc.).
Products of well-known Belarusian brands “Conte”, “Marko”, “Milavitsa”, “Mark Formell”, “Pinskdrev”, “Gomeldrev”, “Keramin”, “Bellesizdelye”, “Alutech”, “Kommunarka”, Santa Bremor, as well as meat and dairy products of leading domestic producers, are widely represented on Kazakhstan market.
In general, the commodity distribution network of Belarusian enterprises in Kazakhstan comprises 40 subjects established with the participation of Belarusian capital, as well as more than 170 dealer organizations.