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October

Recognition of Kazakhstan’s Independence by international community

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Recognition of Kazakhstan’s Independence by international community - e-history.kz
Kazakhstan gained independence on December 16, 1991. The state attained a new status and new opportunities which are fully addressed today

"Without international recognition and cross-border guarantees from international community any discourse relating to nation-building, sovereignty, economic reforms and social development would then remain an empty shell"

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

After Kazakhstan declared Independence it was recognized by many nations around the world as a full-fledged member of the international community. Over 120 states officially recognized the Independence of Kazakhstan and established diplomatic relations with our state.

We bring to your kind attention the following unique documents given to us by the Archive of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. These letters of 1991-1992 are about official recognition of Kazakhstan’s Independence.

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Letter of the Australian Embassy in Moscow to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, December 30, 1991

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Letter of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Richard von Weizsacker to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, December 31, 1991

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International telegram of King of Sweden Karl XVI Gustaf to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, January 17, 1992

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Letter of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Michio Watanabe to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Akmaral Arystanbekova, December 28, 1991