The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation ensures the representation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical), the bilateral sectorial cooperation; promotes and defends the values and interests of the EU; and carries out press and public diplomacy activities in pursuit of the above. The delegation facilitates the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and other bilateral memoranda of understanding.