Bilateral Cooperation

Ambassador of Estonia to Kazakhstan is Toomas Tirs who presented his credentials to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on 8 September 2021. The Consulate of Kazakhstan in Tallinn was upgraded into an Embassy in autumn 2019. The first Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Estonia residing in Tallinn is Altai Kulginov, who presented his credentials to President Alar Karis on May 3, 2024.

In the spring of 2023, the Estonian-Kazakhstan parliamentary group was re-established in the Riigikogu, chaired by Vadim Belobrovtsev and comprising 9 MPs, and the Estonian-Uzbek parliamentary group chaired by Aivar Kokk and comprising 11 MPs.

Relations between Estonia and Kazakhstan are warm and productive, both at the political and technical level. The development of relations between Estonia and Kazakhstan has been significantly influenced by the Agreement on economic, research and technical co-operation that came into force in 2010. Based on the agreement, the Estonia and Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission came together for the first time in 2010, and has now convened a total of six times.

The sixth meeting of the Commission took place on 29 May 2019 in Astana. Estonian Delegation was headed by the Minister of Economy Mr Taavi Aas and the Kazakh Delegation was led by the Minister of Digital Development, Defence and Aerospace Industry Mr Askar Zhumagaliev. The agenda of the Commission’s meeting included issues of trade, transport, digitalisation, agriculture, education and science, as well as cooperation in the fields of tourism, social sphere and between start-ups. We are glad that Kazakhstan is interested in Estonia’s experience in e-governance and the use of IT solutions in various fields.