2018 New Year’s Message

2018 New Year’s Message On behalf of the entire Mission of the United States of America to Kazakhstan, I want to wish the people of Kazakhstan the very best of health, happiness and prosperity in 2018. The past year was a particularly exciting and successful one for our countries’ relations, including many cultural, business and …

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Remarks by Ambassador George Krol at the opening of the U.S.A. Pavilion at EXPO ‘17

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen!  As Ambassador of the United States of America and Commissioner of the United States Pavilion to the Astana Expo, I am pleased, excited and honored to welcome you to the ribbon cutting of the U.S. Pavilion Not so many months ago, we were very unsure whether the United States would …

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U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Krol issues statement

The New York Times on January 5 reported on an order for U.S. ambassadors to leave their posts by January 20.  That order only affects non career political appointees, not career ambassadors.  This is a standard policy when there is a change of Administrations in the United States. Politically-appointed ambassadors are not members of the …

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Ambassador’s Thanksgiving Message

Dear Friends, On Thursday, November 24, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  The history of this celebration goes back to the early days of European colonization of America but was also a tradition of Native Americans as well.  The early colonists of the Plymouth Planation in what became the colony of Massachusetts famously held a feast with …

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Ambassador Krol’s statement following the confirmation of the results of the U.S. presidential election

Today,  America’s voters elected  Donald Trump the next  president of the United States of America.  In our 240 years of independence, the United States has a long tradition of robust, highly contentious  campaigns.  But, at the end of this competitive process,  the new president as the chief executive of the federal government will be responsible for …

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Ambassador Krol’s Speech for AmCham Conference: Healthcare Reform: Protecting the Nation’s Health

28 September, 2016   Madam Minister, Ambassador Steil, colleagues and friends. Good Morning. I am pleased to participate in opening this event with Minister Duisenova and my good colleague and northern neighbor Ambassador Steil of Canada. This year we celebrate not only 25 years of Kazakhstan’s independence, but a quarter century of partnership between Kazakhstan …

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U.S. Ambassador George A. Krol’s Remarks at the celebration of the Independence Day of the USA

Respected guests and dear friends! Thank you all for coming here today to celebrate with us 240 years of the independence of the United States of America. When the United States declared its independence on July 4, 1776,  many doubted those former colonies would succeed in establishing their independence and later would remain unified or …

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Ambassador George Krol presented Cadet Baishan with a certificate

Congratulations to Cadet Almas Baishan, on his appointment to the United States Naval Academy Class of 2020. Ambassador George Krol presented Cadet Baishan with a certificate and his commemorative coin. Cadet Baishan joins five other Kazakhstanis attending U.S. Service Academies. We would also like to congratulate the four recent Class of 2016 graduates of the …

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