The Philippines established formal diplomatic relations with Kazakhstan on 19 March 1992.

A milestone in PH-KZ relations was the official visit of H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, to the Philippines. In recent years, the two countries have laid the groundwork for bilateral political consultations through a Memorandum of Understanding, signed on 27 September 2013 in New York. This then led to the first PH-KZ Political Consultations, conducted on 01 October 2014 in Manila.

For 2017, the Philippines seeks to develop active engagement with Kazakhstan by exploring and expanding areas of cooperation, particularly the enhancement of economic ties.

The Philippine Embassy in Moscow exercises jurisdiction over Kazakhstan. H.E. Carlos D. Sorreta is the Ambassador-designate.

On 12 January 2016, H.E. Askhat Orazbay presented his credentials to H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III as non-resident Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Republic of the Philippines based in Jakarta, Indonesia.


In 2015, Kazakhstan was the Philippines’ 157th trading partner

Trade (in US$)
Total Exports Imports Balance
2016 (Jan-Oct)2 229,521 120,973 108,548 12,425
20153 359,380 345,506 13,874 331,632
2014 1,333,993 999,088 334,905 664,183
2013 607,507 483,922 123,585 360,337
Exports4 Imports5

1. Parts of electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus

2. Other machinery plant or equipment, for making hot drinks or for cooking or heating food

3. Other chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products)

4. Personal and household effects of travelers and immigrants

5. Samples

1. Zinc, not alloyed, containing by weight 99.99% or more of zinc, unwrought

2. Parts of machinery for working rubber of plastics for the manufacture of products from these materials

3. Materials, accessories and supplies imported on consignment basis for the manufacture of electrical and electronic machinery, equipment and parts,

4. Personal and household effects of travelers and immigrants

5. Samples


2016 (Jan-Sep) 956
2015 1,511
2014 1,063
2013 853

1. FY 2015 Philippine Merchandise Total Trade (in US$)
2. Tradeline. Accessed from, 26 January 2017
3. FY 2015 Philippine Merchandise Total Trade. Op. Cit.
4. Tradeline. Op. Cit.
5. Tradeline. Op. Cit.

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