SANTIAGO, August 19-20, 2019 – As part of the commemoration of the 26th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Kazakhstan and Chile, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Brazil and concurrently to Chile Kairat Sarzhanov paid a working visit to Santiago, where he held meetings with the acting Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Ambassador Andres Barbé González, and Director of the Department of Asia-Pacific Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Ambassador Claudio Rojas. During the meetings, the parties discussed the current state of Kazakh-Chilean cooperation and prospects for its further expansion, including the holding of the next inter-ministerial political consultations in September in Nur-Sultan, as well as strengthening the institution of honorary consuls.
Diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Chile were established on August 19, 1993 by signing the corresponding protocol. Over the years of cooperation, Kazakhstan and Chile have established a trusting political dialogue and are steadily developing trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties. Likewise, multilateral cooperation is growing, including within the framework of the OECD, Pacific Alliance and the EAEU. In particular, for the active implementation of OECD standards in economic practice, Kazakhstan is actively studying the experience of Chile in interacting with the Organization. Thanks to the support of the Pacific Alliance member states, including Chile that has been holding the chairmanship in the trade bloc since July of this year, Kazakhstan was granted the status of an observer country to this sub-regional trade organization, which indicates the commitment of the parties to the development of mutually beneficial partnership both at the national and regional levels, including within the framework of the EAEU, with which Chile in 2015, the first among Latin American countries, signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
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