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 Tokayev has carried on the multi-vectored doctrine that First President Nursultan Nazarbayev implemented during his presidency. Both leaders believe 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. Kazakhstan’s foreign policy underscores a commitment to strong, long-lasting alliances, partnerships, and friendships based on mutual respect - as is consistent with nomadic legacy.

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 history with nuclear w... 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 Coop... 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 stabilizati... 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... Read more

Trade & Commerce

Kazakhstan is the most efficient and investment-friendly transit hub for the greater Eurasia region. By 2020 the country aims to become a key logistics hub for Eurasia and beyond by de... Read more