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 five times. The fifth session of the Commission convened on 24 October 2016 in Tallinn. The Estonian delegation was led by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Väino Reinart and the delegation of Kazakhstan by Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The agenda of the Commission’s plenary meeting included general economic relations between Estonia and Kazakshtan, including trade, transport, agriculture, education and science, as well as cooperation in the fields of tourism, cyber security and social sphere. In addition to transport and transit, several other economy-related areas are of particular interest to Estonia, such as IT, agriculture, education and environment (sustainable development and green energy). Kazakhstan is interested in Estonia’s experience in e-governance and the use of IT solutions in various fields.