On July 1, Astana hosted the 5th round of Kazakhstan-Brazil political consultations, where the parties discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation issues, as well as the agenda of achieving sustainable development goals, QazMonitor reports citing the ministry of foreign affairs.
Kazakh first deputy minister of foreign affairs Kairat Umarov and Eduardo Saboia, the secretary of Asia and Pacific at the ministry of foreign affairs of Brazil, discussed the state of political, trade, and economic relations between the two countries.
Addressing the ongoing reforms in Kazakhstan, Saboia noted that Brazil is also pursuing a policy aimed at consolidation of society and accountability of the government. Diplomats noted the convergence of foreign policy interests and priorities of the two countries.
In this regard, the Brazilian side expressed interest in Kazakhstan's initiative to establish the International Agency for Biological Safety and the UN Regional Sustainable Development Goals Center for Central Asia and Afghanistan in Almaty.