The Kingdom of Bhutan and the Republic of Kazakhstan, wishing to strengthen and develop mutually beneficial relations between their countries and peoples, have established diplomatic relations with effect from 20th November 2012.
The Joint Communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations was signed between H.E. Mr. Lhatu Wangchuk, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the United Nations, and H.E. Mrs. Byrganym Aitimova, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York.
At the signing ceremony, the two Ambassadors expressed the interest of their governments to cooperate closely in the bilateral and multilateral fields. In particular, they expressed the desire to further deepen the present level of cooperation between the two countries at the United Nations and at other multilateral forums. The two Ambassadors also discussed the possibility of exchange of bilateral visits at all levels as well as the exploration of trade relations including tourism between the two countries.
Kazakhstan is the 47th country with which Bhutan has established diplomatic relations.