Foreign Policy

Kazakhstan’s foreign policy is based on the understanding that it is a large country with roots in both Europe and Asia. Kazakhstan’s location and nomadic heritage and commercial history of the Silk Road has helped to guide a multi-vectored foreign-policy and economic diplomacy.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev believes that by enacting strong political and economic reforms, the country will be in a better position to build its relationships with other nations. Kazakhstan is an impartial nation, one that has worked hard to reform its military, political and economic policies as it advances toward a full democracy. Its foreign policy underscores its commitment to create strong, long-lasting alliances and partnerships.

In fact, Kazakhstan has many foreign policy and diplomatic accomplishments in its short time as an independent nation.

Nuclear Nonproliferation & Security

All facets of modern Kazakhstan and national identity have been shaped by its historywith nuclear weapons. The lives of all Kazakhs have in some way been singed... Read more

International Organizations

Kazakhstan belongs to a number of international organizations. Kazakhstan is a member of the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Commonwealth of Independent States... Read more

Regional Stability & Security

Kazakhstan’s leadership in regional security cooperation has contributed to stability, peace and economic prosperity of the neighboring countries. The country has supported stabilization activities in Afghanistan and fought the common regional ... Read more


Kazakhstan takes seriously its international obligations in the fight against terrorism. As part of its commitments to implementing United Nations resolutions, Kazakhstan works closely with the Counter-Terrorism Committees of the UN Se... Read more