Welcome address

Dear visitors,

I am glad to welcome you to the official website of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada.

Despite the fact that our countries are situated far away from each other and we are divided by the Atlantic Ocean, both Kazakhstan and Canada have a lot in common. Our two countries have similar climate conditions, equally rich in natural resources and also are alike in multi-ethnic populations that profess various religions in societies with the spirit of tolerance and love for ice hockey.

In 2012 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Canada. The results of our bilateral cooperation during the past twenty years deserve a positive evaluation. Canada was among the top ten largest trade and investment partners of Kazakhstan. In turn, Kazakhstan was Canada's trading partner number one among the CIS countries, as well as Eastern and Central European states.

I am confident that today is the right time to expand cooperation between Kazakhstan and Canada. The Embassy of Kazakhstan to Canada is committed to this goal and will work towards strengthening diplomatic ties between our countries.

One of the objectives of our Embassy is to inform about the development of relations between Kazakhstan and Canada and also about the foreign policy and international initiatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan in general. It is my hope that this website will be a useful resource for up-to-date and reliable information on all issues of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Canada, thus making our dialogue interactive and more accessible.

Sincerely yours,

Konstantin Zhigalov

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada