On April 1, 2021, Mr. Firer delivered copies of his credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Marat Syzdykov and became the first Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Diplomatic relations between Grenada and the Republic of Kazakhstan were established on 15 November 2012.
Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Ambassadors Dessima Williams and Byrganym Aitimova signed a Joint Communiqué on behalf of the governments of Grenada and the Republic of Kazakhstan respectively.
The parties also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the city of Astana’s candidacy to hold an International Exposition known as EXPO 2017.
“Ambassador, allow me to thank you for your efforts and to trust that our two countries will continue on a path of increased cooperation and friendship,” Williams said.
“Kazakhstan shares many similarities with Grenada: geographically, for even though you are a landlocked country, you have the sea; we share a desire to the adherence to the rule of law, to the desire to improve the lives of women and to the vigorous interest in international affairs here in the UN and elsewhere and to friendship,” she said.
Both officials said they anticipated a cooperation agenda between the two countries in energy, tourism (including hotel construction) and people-to-people exchanges.
The officials met with Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elizabeth Henry-Greenidge and also discussed the formalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Grenadian officials expressed an interest in the exhibition theme suggested by Kazakhstan, dubbed “Energy of the Future.”