Suradnja između Republike Kazahstan i Republike Hrvatske

Diplomatic relations of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the Republic of Croatia were established on 16 October 1992.

Starting from April 2006, Mr. G. Bakota became the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Kazakhstan with residence in Ankara.

The Kazakhstan Consulate to the Republic of Croatia has been functioning in Zagreb since 2003.

From March 2006, Mr. Kuanyshev D. became the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Croatia with residence in Vienna.

In January 2008, the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan Mr. N.Nazarbayev on opening the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Croatia was passed.

On 17 April 2009, an official permission of the President of Croatia Mr. S. Mesic to open the Kazakhstan Embassy in Croatia was received.

In 2001 the first official visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev to the Republic of Croatia was held. As the result of the visit the Declaration on basic principles of relations, as well as Memorandum on consultations between the foreign ministries of the respective countries were signed.

In 2002 a response visit of the President of the Republic of Croatia Mr. S. Mesic to the Republic of Kazakhstan was held, during which Intergovernmental Agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the two countries and Agreement on bilateral cooperation of Kazakhstan-Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Industry were signed.

In 2006 the President of the Republic of Croatia Mr. S. Mesic paid a visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan with the purpose of participating in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursulatn Nazarbayev.

In 2006, by the invitation of the President of Croatia, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev paid an official visit to Croatia. As the result of the visit, a bilateral agreement on Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Croatia on International Transport of Passengers and Goods by Road was signed.

In July 2007 a working visit of the Croatian President S. Mesich to Astana was held. As the result of the visit an intergovernmental agreement on Cooperation in Combating Organized Crime, Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Terrorism and Other Types of Crime was signed.

In 2008, the joint consultations of the foreign offices of Kazakhstan and Croatia in the framework of the Memorandum on Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia were held in Zagreb.

On February 2010 the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the decision to temporarily facilitate the entry of aliens on tourist visits to the Republic of Croatia do not require a visa for entering the Republic of Croatian for citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Provisional visa regime suspension from 1st April to 31st October 2010 – citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, holders of valid regular passports, will not require a visa for entering the Republic of Croatia and for a stay of up to 90 days, or for passing through the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

The absence in Kazakhstan-Croatian bilateral relations of any disagreements of political or other character and the similarity of approaches to the topical international problems, especially in the field of security and struggle with new challenges and threats, promotes better interaction in the framework of the UN, OSCE and other international organizations, and creates favourable grounds for the most intensive development of bilateral cooperation in all fields. The groups of friendship of the Parliaments of the two countries could render a considerable assistance to the interparliamentary cooperation. With this purpose, last year the MPs groups of friendship “Kazakhstan-Croatia” were established in the Parliament of Kazakhstan and the Croatian Sabor.