Lisbon, 29 September 2022 (TDI): Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Romana Vasilenko met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, João Gomes Cravinho at the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon.

The Deputy Minister and the Foreign Minister explored ways to strengthen cooperation between both states. The talks were held to develop mutually beneficial ties in all substantial spheres including political, trade, economic and cultural, and humanitarian.

 Meeting of Kazakhstan and Portugal officials 

The Portuguese Minister communicated that Kazakhstan is a reliable and significant partner of Portugal in the Central Asian region.

He expressed willingness and eagerness to increase economic collaboration and contribute to the trade growth in the fellow state. He reiterated his desire to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries on common affairs.

Both parties agreed that they need to develop institutional mechanisms and expansion of mutual trade in manifold areas such as digitalization, the Information Technology Industry, “green” energy, tourism, education, etc.

The two sides also emphasized the enlargement of the contractual legal base and political dialogue. The Portuguese Minister stated that countless efforts of the Kazakhstan leadership are greatly appreciated.

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This is a result of his efforts that Kazakhstan has witnessed unprecedented political and socio-economic changes. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Romana Vasilenko, highlighted the significance of the ongoing year.

This year, Kazakhstan is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic service. She explained the key principles of the foreign policy of her state.

She also explained the priorities and global inventiveness of the country to the interlocutor. At the end of the meeting, both parties contracted a Memorandum of Understanding.

The MOU is between the Academy of Public Administration between the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal.

The MOU  intends to develop cooperation in the training of diplomats, joint research, and exchange of information and documents.