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Kazakhstan plays key role in Central Asia

Through a well-thought-out foreign policy, the country has done much to help achieve regional stability and prosperity.

"As economic power shifts eastwards, bringing revived trade links, fast-growing markets and new areas of prosperity, it is not our remoteness but our position at the heart of the new emerging world which is most striking." - Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov

KAZAKHSTAN'S position at the heart of Central Asia, along with shifting global geopolitics, has thrust it into the limelight in international relations of late.

While there have been commentators that have chosen to see these developments in the light of older and probably outdated models