In the foreign policy of Kazakhstan Asian region occupies an important place, being not only a strategic partner, but also a region which has a centuries-old cultural and historical trade and economic ties with Kazakhstan. Conventionally, there are several key countries and regions with which our republic cooperates: Iran and the Arab countries.
The article points out that Iran is one of Kazakhstan's important international partners of strategic importance. In turn, as a former Conservative and reformist current leadership of this country we have always regarded our country as an important region of the Middle East, which plays a special role in the system of international relations in the world, occupies an important place in the foreign policy direction of Kazakhstan.
Shiite Iran relations with the Arab countries, mostly Sunni, are determined not only by political and economic interests, but also of the component, which is referred to as the Islamic spiritual tradition. This problem in the article is considered in several planes.
Iran is trying, not without success, to develop multilateral relations with the Arab Sunni world, using primarily its strong economic potential, strongly emphasizing their commitment to Islamic unity in all its diversity and reasonable obscuring underlying sectarian protivorechiya.Osobennosti economic development of countries in the region, Based on the development of the predominantly oil sector, the high role of religious (Islamic) and ethnic factors - all this leads to the fact that the line odorazdela between the countries of the region runs along the axes of "the enemy of the West and the United States - an ally of the West and the United States", "Shia-Sunni", "Arab Israelis".