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Denmark–Kazakhstan relations


Denmark–Kazakhstan relations

Danish-Kazakh relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Kazakhstan



Denmark–Kazakhstan relations refers to the current and historical relations between Denmark and Kazakhstan. Denmark recognized Kazakhstan on December 31, 1991 and diplomatic relations were established on May 6, 1992. Neither country has a resident ambassador. Kazakhstan's ambassador to the United Kingdom is accredited to Denmark.[1][2] Since 2005, the honorary consul of Denmark is Per Karlsen, with the residency in Moscow.[2] Denmark opened a trade mission in Almaty in 2005.[3]


  • Political relations 1
  • Trade 2
  • Cooperation 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Political relations

In 2000 an important boost to the development of bilateral relations was provided by an official visit to Denmark from President Nursultan Nazarbayev where he met with Queen Margrethe II and with Prime-Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.[2] On 9 June 2010, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev visited Denmark to talk with the Danish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Lene Espersen.[4]


From 1993 to 2003, Denmark invested approximately $1.7 million in the Kazakhstan's economy. Denmark's export to Kazakhstan between 2004 and 2008 rose from 253 million, to 488 million DKK. But in 2009 it decreased to 297 million DKK. Danish import in 2009 was 247 million DKK.[5] Kazakhstan exports mineral products, production of chemical industry, cars, and production of food industry to Denmark.[2]


In 2007, FLSmidth signed a contract with about 670 million DKK for the supply of a cement plant in Kokshetau, which is partly owned by the Kazakh company East Energy Company.[6][7] There are a number of Danish companies operating in Kazakhstan, primarily in the fields of energy, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. Bilateral relations are also further developed through the activity of "Tengiz-Chevroil Operating" consortium and also Karachaganak and North Caspian projects.[2] In 1994, an international delegation, including Danes, visited the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, and in 1995 Aral fishery community leaders visit Denmark and signed a protocol of common aims.[8][9][10][11]

Danish company Maersk Oil owns 60% of shares in the Dunga field and owned a 60% share in the Saigak field (which it sold in 2010). The oil production was 9,000 barrels per day in 2009.[12]

Baltic Beverages Holding bought in 2002, 76% interest in the Kazakh brewery Irbis, and 45 million euros has been invested. 800,000 hectolitres of beer have been produced.[13]


  1. ^ "Embassy of Kazakhstan in United Kingdom". Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bilateral relations between Denmark and Kazakhstan". Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Denmark sets up trade office, Belgium to open embassy in Kazakhstan".  
  4. ^ "Commitments to Copenhagen Document Confirmed 20 Years Afterward".  
  5. ^ "Country facts Kazakhstan". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (in Danish). Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Danish mining to Kazakhstan". 3 October 2007 (in Danish). Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "FLSmidth makes the first modern cement plant in Kazakhstan".  
  8. ^ "The Aral Sea Fishery Project 1995 - 2008".  
  9. ^ "The Danish / Kazakh Project". Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Danish aid helps Kazakh fishermen".  
  11. ^ Michael Fergus, Janar Jandosova. Kazakhstan: coming of age.  
  12. ^ "Maersk Oil in Kazakhstan".  
  13. ^ "Beer giant buys interest in Kazakhstan brewery".  

External links

  • "Biogas Education Center in Kazakhstan". March 2004. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  • "Danish architects builds library in Kazakhstan". 1 January 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  • WTS ApS (2009). "Kazakhstan-Danish Water Days". Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
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