Written by: Ms. Maryam Raza Deputy Director Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future (PRCCSF), Islamabad
Kazakhstan is a strong and emerging regional state in Central Asia. The hallmark of the country’s success in this crucial time can be witnessed by the successful conduct of statecraft by His Excellency President Kassym-Jomrat Tokayev. Recent Grand reforms and proactive political shifts in domestic laws have enabled the country to become more open, accountable, and modernized.
From the very beginning, Kazakhstan has adopted a multi-vector approach as a primary principle of its foreign policy, which implies developing friendly-balanced relations with other states while maintaining mutual respect. The major transformation in domestic laws was made possible due to the far-sightedness of President Tokayev. His prudent policies and new initiatives have made him a popular leader in the comity of nations.
While assessing the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Kazakhstan, it is clear that cooperation in cultural and humanitarian fields has increased manifolds. Great attention has also been paid to developing strategic-military ties. Undoubtedly, Kazakhstan is on the path to a glorious future. I believe that it is high time that both countries can enhance their joint cooperation in diverse fields and explore more venues of integration, i.e., academic and intellectual cooperation.
It is also noteworthy to mention that His Excellency Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan, has been playing an exceptional role in enhancing people-to-people contacts between both nations. His efforts and active participation in strengthening joint cooperation in various fields will indeed provide a new impetus to bilateral ties between Pakistan and Kazakhstan.