Kazakhstan relies on the diversification of energy supplies to world markets. One of the main projects in this area is the supply of Kazakh oil through Azerbaijan, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said after talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

"Thanks to our agreements, the first batch of Kazakh oil was transported through Azerbaijan this year. The next step is to increase the volume of supplies and make them long-term, stable," Tokayev said.

Previously, the main route for oil exports from Kazakhstan was the Caspian Pipeline Consortium system, which transported oil to Russia's Novorossiysk, from where it was shipped by sea. In July 2022, the Primorsky District Court of Novorossiysk suspended the work of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium for 30 days, after which Tokayev instructed to find new routes for oil exports.