Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko met the Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov during his two-day trip to the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

As of Jan. 1, 2016 a Ukraine-EU free trade zone is to be launched. This will open up additional opportunities for cooperation between the two countries along with Kazakhstan's membership in the WTO. One of the main priorities of the meeting was the strengthening of trade and economic relations.