Information for Visa Applicants about the Current State of Visa Services

Information for visa applicants about the current state of visa services:  The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan understands that many non-immigrant visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are waiting to schedule a visa appointment.  We restored all routine visa operations on December 2, 2020. For non-immigrant visa receipts valid on or after …

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USAID Partners Launch Online Campaign Marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, July 29, 2021 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia program, implemented by Winrock International, and its partners from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan have launched a digital campaign to raise public awareness about human trafficking and measures to identify and avoid being trafficked. The campaign …

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Central Asian Advocacy Experts Learn about Open Budgeting from Georgia’s Experience

On July 5, 2021, six analysts and advocates from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan started a week-long study tour on open budgeting and transparency in public financial management in Tbilisi, Georgia. The study tour is organized by Eurasia Foundation through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Civil Society Support Program in Central Asia . Georgia is a member of the Open Government …

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“Trash Fleet” Sails in Almaty Raising Awareness about Pollution

On June 24, 2021, Almaty-based civil society organization “Dva Kryla” began a unique ecological project “Trash Fleet”. A team of eco-activists, volunteers, and bloggers are sailing on the Ili River on rafts built with garbage collected on the banks of Ili and from Almaty city. The project is implemented with the support of Eurasia Foundation …

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USAID Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with KazAID

June 24, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Kazakhstan Agency for International Development (KazAID) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase cooperation on development assistance that fosters social, political, and economic stability and security in Central Asia and Afghanistan.  USAID, represented by Regional Mission Director Christopher …

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USAID and Central Asian Governments Agree to Next Steps to Create a Regional Electricity Market

June 22, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the status of the Central Asia regional electricity market (CAREM) Roadmap and next steps to creating an integrated regional market.  The meeting was attended by the Vice-Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kairat Rakhimov; Deputy Minister …

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Artisans Empowerment Project

Artisans Empowerment Project June 21, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan  The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan and the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (“Atameken”) announce today the launch of a joint project “Born Nomad” to support women’s entrepreneurship, promote traditional crafts in foreign markets, and to preserve cultural heritage through the development of the creative industries.  The national contest …

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Go Viral Network announces Next30 emerging leaders’ competition

June 21, 2021 — To mark the 30th anniversary of Central Asian independence, the five U.S. Diplomatic Missions in Central Asia together with the Go Viral Network have launched a regional campaign: Next30 — Young Leaders of Central Asia, to identify 30 emerging leaders in Central Asia, born in 1991 and later.  Registration for the Next30 …

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The USAID-funded Central Asia Media Program Builds a Community of Lawyers to Support Journalists

June 18, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – From April 6 to June 18, 2021, the Central Asia Media Program held its second Media Law Marathon , a series of online lectures for law students in Kazakhstan. The lecture series aims to build a network of media law specialists across the country. The training was organized by the Legal Media Center , a longtime …

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Press Conference with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad Kazakhstan Press Conference June 13, 2021 Moderator:  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to our press briefing with the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad. My name is Karina [Nigmatulia] and I will be moderating today’s event.  Ambassador Khalilzad will deliver opening remarks and then we will move …

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The fifth annual Go Viral Festival launches today

June 11, 2021 — On Go Viral 2021 opening day U.S. Ambassador William Moser and the U.S. Consul General Eric Meyer welcomed more than 2378 participants, representing 18 countries from all five Central Asian republics, USA, Netherlands, China, Ukraine, France, Italy, UAE, Russia, Germany, South Korea, Colombia, Switzerland, and etc. This year more than 50 …

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Makerspace Expands! – STEAM Opportunities

The U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan and U.S. Consulate Almaty Public Affairs Sections encourage applications from U.S. and Kazakhstan registered not-for-profit, civil society/non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions with at least one year of programming experience desired. This experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal. A copy of the organizations registration should be provided with the proposal …

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Dialogue Platform to Strengthen Civil Society’s Role in Kazakhstan

Dialogue Platform to Strengthen Civil Society’s Role in Kazakhstan May 26, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today, the Kazakhstan Rule of Law Program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), organized the first meeting of a dialogue platform to strengthen the …

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Sealed bid auction. June 5, 2021

Sale The U.S. Embassy, Nur-Sultan will be holding a sealed bid auction consisting of 5 (non-custom cleared) vehicles for diplomats and diplomatic missions ONLY on Saturday, June 5th, 2021. For participation: Register online by sending an email to Nur-SultanEmbassyAuc@state.gov with your full name and diplomatic ID number/diplomatic passport number. Viewing and bidding will be done in …

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Annual Investment Forum

May 21, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today, the Kazakhstan Rule of Law Program organized an online discussion on investment legislation and investment courts. The Kazakhstan Rule of Law Program is funded by the United States government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by ABA ROLI in cooperation with the Supreme Court …

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Joint declaration on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

Joint declaration on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) 17 May 2021 Today is a festive day, a day of hope.  For more than 30 years, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) has been celebrated on 17 May, uniting millions of people globally in support of …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kazakhstan Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tileuberdi

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 22, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Kazakhstan Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi. The Secretary affirmed the United States’ continuing support for Kazakhstan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence. He and the Foreign Minister looked ahead to expanded bilateral …

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Small Grants for Media Development

Embassy of the United States in Kazakhstan Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Program Office: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan Funding Opportunity Title: Small Grants for Media Development Announcement Type: Grant or Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-KAZ-NS-AEECA-21-006 Deadline for Applications: May 20, 2021 6:00 PM (Nur-Sultan time/8:00 am EST) CFDA Number: 19.900 – Assistance …

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Distributed Renewable Energy Call for Applications

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (“DFC”) is launching a  Call for Applications  from private sector entities seeking support for distributed renewable energy (DRE)-related investments in DFC-eligible emerging market countries via equity financing, debt financing, political risk insurance, feasibility studies, technical assistance, and related DFC products. Climate change and lack of reliable energy access both impact economic growth and …

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Helping Women Artisans and Entrepreneurs Expand Digital Trade, USAID Hosts Training

April 12, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – On April 8-9, the United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a two-day webinar: ‘Women in Crafts: Opportunities for Connectivity and Digital Trade’ for women artisans and handicraft producers across Afghanistan and Central Asia to better understand market demand, identify new markets, and improve product quality. …

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Joint Statement on the Results of the Council Meeting of the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)

WASHINGTON – On March 31, senior officials of the governments of the United States, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan met for the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). Officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan attended as observers. The participants affirmed the TIFA as a valuable mechanism …

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USAID Launches a New Regional Water and Environment Activity in Kazakhstan  

USAID Launches a New Regional Water and Environment Activity in Kazakhstan   April 1, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan– Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its regional, five-year activity in Kazakhstan, “USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment.” The activity will strengthen regional cooperation between the five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan on the management of …

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) Kazakhstan 2022-2023 Academic Year Program Purpose  The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) helps U.S. universities strengthen Kazakh language instruction, while providing current or future teachers of English in Kazakhstan the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English-language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of U.S. society …

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The United States Donates Third Batch of COVID-19 Equipment and Supplies to Laboratories in Kazakhstan

On March 1, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finished the delivery of $102,334 worth of equipment to the Scientific and Practical Center for Sanitary and Epidemiologic Expertise and Monitoring (SPC SEEM) and the Central Reference Laboratory (CRL). The donated items include supplies for sample collection and transportation, laboratory plastic, and …

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FOR SALE: Chevrolet Captiva

Year: 2014; Engine: 2.4-liter, gasoline; Transmission: Automatic; Mileage: 173750 km; Color: Grey; Custom: cleared; Location: Almaty. The vehicle will be sold by sealed bid without establishing a current value and on an “as-is, where-is” condition, with no warranty from the U.S. Consulate General. Interested parties can see the vehicle in Almaty, in front of Park …

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U.S. Peace Corps Marks 60 Years of Global Volunteerism

This year, the United States and Kazakhstan will celebrate together 30 years of diplomatic relations. The United States Peace Corps will also celebrate Peace Corps day this year on March 1 to commemorate their 60-year anniversary. Kazakhstan hosted the Peace Corps from 1993 to 2011. Approximately 1,120 Americans served in Kazakhstan, working on community-based projects. …

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United States and Kazakhstan Partner to Strengthen Regional Energy Cooperation

February 25, 2021 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today, the United States Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, launched a new five-year, $39 million regional energy program “USAID Power Central Asia”. The program will assist the five Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and …

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The Central Asia Media Program Eduthon Begins Today

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, February 2 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Central Asia Media Program kicked off the second annual MediaCAMP Eduthon 2021, an innovative seminar on media and digital literacy. The virtual event gathers university professors, schoolteachers, media trainers, and experts in the field of media and digital literacy from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, …

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Securing Semipalatinsk: Nuclear Weapons Heritage, Non-Proliferation Legacy

Securing Semipalatinsk: Nuclear Weapons Heritage, Non-Proliferation Legacy This year marks the 30th anniversary of three significant milestones: the closure of the Semipalatinsk Test Site on August 29, 1991, the creation of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program on December 12, 1991, and Kazakhstan’s independence on December 16, 1991. Together with our partners in Kazakhstan, Defense Threat …

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U.S. Diplomatic Mission launches “30 Years Together” campaign.

U.S. Diplomatic Mission launches “30 Years Together” campaign. This year marks the 30th anniversary of relations between the United States and an independent and sovereign Kazakhstan.  The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is proud to announce the 30 Years Together campaign from now until December 16 when we celebrate 30 years of Kazakhstani independence, friendship, and partnership …

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USAID and KazAID to Cooperate on Development and Humanitarian Assistance

January 12, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator Javier Piedra met with Kazakhstan International Development Agency (KazAID) Coordinator Rapil Zhoshybaev to strengthen cooperation on development and humanitarian assistance and explore future strategic opportunities for collaboration between the two agencies. Also in attendance were U.S. Consul General Eric …

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Joint Statement on the Announcement of the Central Asia Investment Partnership

January 07, 2021 Joint Statement on the Announcement of the Central Asia Investment Partnership The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan. Begin Text: Today the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Kazakhstan, …

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Global UGRAD 2021-2022

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the academic year 2021 – 2022 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) will open on January 4, 2021. This program provides a scholarship for one semester of non-degree, full-time academic study at a U.S. college or university, combined with community service, …

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2021 Community Engagement Exchange Program

The Community Engagement Exchange Program is a transformational year-long leadership development program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 20-27 from communities in over 100 countries to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good, specifically on issues related to civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, …

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The United States Delivers Over $6 Million to Support Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 Response

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, December 22, 2020 – The U.S. government through its Agency for International Development (USAID) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) delivered $6.2 million worth of assistance including essential laboratory equipment and supplies to support the Government of Kazakhstan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. On December 15, U.S. Consul General …

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Commemorating International Migrants Day, USAID’s Safe Migration Organizes an Online Campaign to Highlight Migrants’ Rights

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, December 15, 2020 – On December 18, the world marks International Migrants Day. To observe this important day, the United States government will launch an online social media campaign to raise awareness about migrants’ rights in Kazakhstan through its Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia activity, implemented by Winrock …

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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan and USAID Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, December 15, 2020 – The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Future Growth Initiative, and MOST Business Incubatormarked the successful completion of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2020 in Kazakhstan. This year, GEW was held from November 16-22.  The focus of this year’s GEW in Kazakhstan was entrepreneurship development. Event sessions were led by local and international …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Kazakhstan’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO Kazakhstan Independence Day   December 16, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend greetings to the people of Kazakhstan as you celebrate the 29th anniversary of your independence. Over the past 29 years, Kazakhstan …

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National Day Message for Kazakhstan from President Donald J. Trump

Dear Mr. President: In recognition of Kazakhstan’s 29th anniversary of independence, I send my heartfelt congratulations to you and your fellow citizens.  I join you in celebrating Kazakhstan’s nearly three decades as a leader for peace, stability, and prosperity in Central Asia. The past year has brought unprecedented global challenges, but our partnership has endured.  Our cooperation …

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The U.S. and Kazakhstan Conclude Annual Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson  The U.S. and Kazakhstan Conclude Annual Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue  December 11, 2020  The annual U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue (ESPD) concluded today after three days of virtual discussions on bilateral and regional issues.  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson led the U.S. delegation, which included senior officials from multiple State Department bureaus and U.S. government agencies.  The goal of the ESPD is to provide a forum where the United …

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Celebrating the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

For the second year in a row, the United States diplomatic mission to Kazakhstan took part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international initiative launched by the United Nations to draw attention to the problem of violence against women and girls. Every year the campaign begins on November 25, the …

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Virtual Meeting on Human Trafficking

December 3, 2020 – Dr. Kari Johnstone, Principal Deputy Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons held a virtual meeting with Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Supreme Court, Prosecutor General’s Office, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, and the National Center for Human Rights to discuss …

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U.S. EPA C5+1 Workshop Encourages Regional Cooperation to Improve Air Pollution Monitoring

December 4, 2020 – From December 2-3, 2020 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), with support from the U.S. Embassies in Nur-Sultan and Bishkek, convened a C5+1 collaborative workshop on air quality monitoring network development with Central Asian countries. Participants in the virtual workshop included government representatives for hydrometeorology and air quality monitoring …

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On World AIDS Day, U.S. Government recognizes the resilience and impact of the health care system and communities

ALMATY,  November 30. The United States joins Kazakhstan in observing World AIDS Day to show support for people living with and affected by HIV, and to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS. The U.S. government’s theme for World AIDS Day 2020 is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.” This theme reflects …

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Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce met with ethnic Kazakhs and Uyghurs formerly detained in internment camps in Xinjiang

Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce met with ethnic Kazakhs and Uyghurs formerly detained in internment camps in Xinjiang, and whose family members have been detained and missing. She thanked the family members for their bravery openly speaking, which shows the true face of the People’s Republic of China’s abusive policies and helps build international …

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First Public-Private Partnership between Chevron and U.S. Mission For Kazakhstani Youth

Almaty, November 27, 2020 – The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan and Chevron reaffirmed their commitment to supporting STEAM education in Kazakhstan by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.  As part of her visit to Kazakhstan, Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce joined Marc Payne, the Deputy Managing Director of Chevron’s Eurasia Business Unit, in signing a …

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Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Kazakhstan

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Marie Royce will travel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Rabat and Tangier, Morocco; and Nur Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan, from November 16-28, 2020. She will be joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic …

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2021 TechGirls Program

Summary:   The Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), is pleased to announce the 2021 TechGirls program for high school-aged girls from the Middle East and North Africa, and Central Asia who have a demonstrated interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  Program Description:   TechGirls is an …

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USAID’s Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Goes Virtual

November 16, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum , an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4000 registered participants representing 39 countries including the USA, Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, …

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United States Procures Over $1 Million of Laboratory Supplies and Equipment to Combat COVID-19 in Kazakhstan

November 12, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan —The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kazakhstan, announced the procurement of essential laboratory equipment and supplies to support the Government of Kazakhstan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplies were provided through USAID’s Local Health System Sustainability project. This second round of supplies is valued …

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The Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Goes Online

November 03, 2020 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will virtually host the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia, on November 16 – 20, 2020.  This year’s theme Central Asia – Growth and Prosperity will explore new trends and market reactions in …

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Ambassador William Moser visited the city of Aktau

October 27, 2020  U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan William Moser visited the city of Aktau, meeting with the Mangystau Regional Akim Serikbay Trumov, as well as media and NGO representatives.  During his trip, Ambassador Moser marveled at the tourism and business potential in Mangystau, and enjoyed seeing the impact of projects supported by the U.S. mission …

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Joint Fight Against Illegal Narcotics Trafficking: The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Provided Police Protective Equipment to Kazakhstan

October 23, 2020  The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan provided police protective equipment to the Kazakhstani Committee for National Security to assist in our shared Fight Against Illegal Narcotics Trafficking.  This cooperation is part of the long-standing partnership between the United States and Kazakhstan and the equipment is provided by the Building Partner Capacity program, the …

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The United States Marks Successful Completion of HIV Program

October 23, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today, the United States in partnership with the Central Asian Association of People Living with HIV marked the successful completion of its LEADER for People Living with HIV program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Over …

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Anti-Crisis Training Center Opened in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Anti-Crisis Training Center Opened in Ust-Kamenogorsk October 15, 2020. For two years, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) transformed a dilapidated military barracks into the Anti-Crisis Training Center.  This state-of-the-art facility replete with shooting simulators, vehicle simulators, workout rooms, dormitory rooms and classrooms equipped with the latest technological innovations was transferred to the Kazakhstan National …

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USAID Raises the Profile of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters

October 19, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a detailed Directory of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters  to provide key information on growers to potential buyers around the world. Over 120 horticulture exporters from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are listed in the catalogue that includes details about their products (by category), brands, …

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2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program The Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) system will be open for entries beginning noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and will close for entries at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  We encourage entrants to apply early in order to avoid the possibility …

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Defense Threat Reduction Office Transferred Property To The Kazakhstan National Guard Unit At Kurchatov

Defense Threat Reduction Office Transferred Property To The Kazakhstan National Guard Unit At Kurchatov   On October 7th, the Defense Threat Reduction Office transferred watchtowers, vehicles, snowmobiles, quadricycles, radios, satellite phones, tactical equipment and training gear to the Kazakhstan National Guard unit at Kurchatov.  This equipment will be used by the National Guard in their …

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Go Viral 2020

  October 9 — The fourth annual Go Viral Festival launches today. Almaty Akim Bakhytzhan Sagyntayev, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan William Moser, and U.S. Consul General in Almaty Eric Meyer opened the festival, welcoming more than 30 speakers and 1,900 registered participants representing 23 countries from all five Central Asian countries, USA, UK, France, Germany, …

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Dignity And Rights Project Concludes In Kazakhstan, Helping Combat Trafficking In Persons

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, October 8, 2020 – Today, the United States celebrated the completion and achievements of the Dignity and Rights program. This program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kazakhstan, focused on combating the international scourge of trafficking in persons and on promoting …

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Setting Up Central Asian Startups For Success

October 6, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new initiative, “Central Asia: Region Full of Opportunities” that will be implemented by MOST Business Incubator, with the support of  USAID’s Future Growth Initiative.   The initiative aims to enhance economic activity in Central …

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United States to Provide $7 Million to Strengthen Rule of Law in Kazakhstan

October 2, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a new, five-year rule of law program for over $7 million. The overarching goal of this program is to support legal reforms in Kazakhstan by strengthening the independence of the judiciary and creating a …

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New USAID Program To Strengthen Transboundary Water Cooperation In Central Asia

October 1, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a new five year, $24.5 million regional water program, USAID’s Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment, that will strengthen regional cooperation on shared water resources and address current and emerging environmental challenges in the five countries of Central …

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USAID Launches “Power Central Asia” To Strengthen Regional Energy Sector Cooperation

October 1, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The United States government through its Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new five year, $38.9 million regional energy program, USAID’s Power Central Asia, that will assist the five Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—to meet their national energy priorities, reap …

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United States Celebrates the Completion and Achievements of the USAID-Funded Smart Waters Program

September 29, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The United States today celebrated five years of achievements in increased regional cooperation and constructive dialogue on shared water resources at the USAID-funded Smart Waters program closing ceremony. The Smart Waters program increased cooperation within Central Asia and Afghanistan on shared water resources.  Over the past five years, Smart Waters …

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Ambassador Moser: On the Occasion of the Atomic Worker’s Day in Kazakhstan

Ambassador Moser:  On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan and the United States, I would like to recognize and express my deep appreciation to all Kazakhstanis working in the nuclear industry.  Today is Atomic Worker’s Day in Kazakhstan – congratulations!  The United States and Kazakhstan have been steadfast partners on nuclear issues, including nonproliferation …

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Consul General Meyer: Taking Actions to Counter Human Trafficking Can Improve Kazakhstan’s International Reputation

This article first appeared in the Shymkent-based Ontustik Rabat print edition in Kazakh on September 17, 2020, and was republished on Otyrar and Baq.kz news sites.  The United States is committed to ending modern slavery worldwide.  We remain steadfast in declaring that there is no excuse for human trafficking and that governments must take bold action in …

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American band performs their rendition of the popular Abai song ‘“Aittym Salem, Qalamqas”

We are pleased to share this tribute to the Kazakh poet Abai and his song ‘“Aittym Salem, Qalamqas” performed by Humming House, an American band from Nashville, Tennessee. In 2018 the band had the good fortune of travelling to Kazakhstan as part of an American Music Abroad program and visiting the town of Semey, in …

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Community Solutions Program 2021

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PROGRAM (CSP) The Community Solutions Program (CSP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX, provides community leaders from around the world with an intensive, professional development exchange program in the United States from August to December 2021. CSP fellows gain …

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4th Annual “Go Viral” Regional Festival Launches Online

September 9th – Registration for the 4th annual Go Viral regional festival opens today. This year’s event will take place online October 9-18. Each year Go Viral brings together experts, innovators, and creative minds from media, business, culture, and technology not only from Central Asia, but all over the world. Through presentations, workshops, and networking, …

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USAID’s Partnership for Innovation Kicks-off the 11th Annual Insights into Development Conference

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, September 7, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Partnership for Innovations project, implemented by ARGO Civil Society Development Association, launched the 11th annual International Insights into Development Conference that will continue from September 7-14, 2020. The theme of this year’s conference is Leadership and Volunteerism — Impact on Development. …

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CDC Delivers $316,000 Worth of Equipment and Supplies to Two Laboratories in Almaty

On September 1, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/CAR) has delivered $316,000 worth of equipment and supplies to two laboratories in Almaty. The Central Reference Laboratory and the Scientific and Practical Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Expertise and Monitoring will use the received items to obtain high quality samples and increase …

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The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has been carrying out a joint nuclear nonproliferation mission with Kazakhstan for over 26 years.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has been carrying out a joint nuclear nonproliferation mission with the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for over 26 years. DTRA’s mission is to enable the United States Department of Defense, the United States Government, and international partners to counter and contain weapons of mass destruction. The current …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – Strategic programming at American Corners in Kazakhstan.

Department of State – Embassy of the United States, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Notice of Funding Opportunity Program Office: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Nur-Sultan Funding Opportunity Title: Kazakhstan American Corners Grants Announcement Type: Grant or Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-KAZ-NS-PAS-20-011 Deadline for Applications: September 11, 2020 (11:59 p.m. Nur-Sultan time) CFDA: 19.441 – American Corners …

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USAID Completes Successful HIV Flagship Program in Central Asia

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Today, July 30, we mark World Day Against Trafficking-in-Persons, a day established by the United Nations seven years ago to recognize victims of human trafficking, raise awareness of this world-wide scourge, and promote the protection of victims’ rights. This year the UN is focusing on the “first responders” to human trafficking – the people who …

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Citizen of Kazakhstan charged with computer fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy for hacking hundreds of networks in more than 40 countries worldwide

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Washington Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Citizen of Kazakhstan, known as “fxmsp,” charged with computer fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy for hacking hundreds of corporate networks in more than 40 countries worldwide Prolific hacker sold network access to other cybercriminals on various underground forums, enabling various further …

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Joint Statement for the Press on C5+1 High-Level Dialogue

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Құрметті́ ханымда́р мен мырзала́р! Dear ladies and gentelmen! Dear friends. Today, Americans all around the world are celebrating the Fourth of July, our Independence Day. Normally, this is a time when we get together with family and friends, enjoy BBQ, play games and sports, and watch parades and fireworks celebrating this quintessential American holiday. But, …

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Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 15, 2020 Award Ceiling: $200,000 The Embassy of the United States in Kazakhstan supports the aspirations of the government of Kazakhstan to develop the professionalism of Kazakhstani journalists and expand knowledge of the English language as it becomes a trilingual society. Many Kazakhstani media outlets require fluent English-speaking staff to …

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Virtual Roundtable With Kazakhstani Journalists and Trafficking in Persons Report Hero Nina Balabayeva

On July 1 the Embassy hosted a virtual roundtable dedicated to Trafficking in Persons (TIP). Participants included U.S. Ambassador William Moser, Founder and Director of the Rodnik NGO Nina Balabayeva, and local journalists. The event was dedicated to the State Department’s recently published annual Trafficking in Persons  Report . The 2020 Report recognized Nina Balabayeva as …

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Country Reports on Terrorism 2019

Ambassador Sales: Well, I think Kazakhstan is really one of the world’s leaders in addressing one particular terrorist problem, and that is the repatriation, prosecution, and reintegration of ISIS fighters from Syria and Iraq. Kazakhstan is really leading the world by example as it has repatriated a number of its citizens, ensured that they face justice …

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Press Briefing with Nathan A. Sales, Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism

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United States Supports the Procurement of COVID-19 Laboratory Supplies and Equipment in Kazakhstan

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The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, through its Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), provided a second delivery of personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Defense today. This assortment of essential protective equipment went to the Central Military Hospital for use by front line medical workers. In all, the U.S. government, working hand in hand with …

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Cooperation Amid COVID-19: Repatriation of 114 Kazakhstani Students from the United States Successfully Concluded

May 29, 2020, Nur-Sultan – For the past two months the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and American Councils for International Education worked together to safely return 114 Kazakhstani students participating in the year-long program Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX [1]) as well as a handful …

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USAID Commits $2 Million to Address the Needs of Central Asian Migrants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 26, 2020, Kazakhstan – The U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $2 million dollars to protect migrants in Central Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support will be delivered through the ongoing USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia project, implemented by Winrock International. The COVID-19 pandemic has created …

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Joint Statement to Mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBiT)

Today we celebrate the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBiT). On this important day, we express our solidarity with, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) communities in Kazakhstan. This year, in line with the IDAHOBiT theme, we are “Breaking the Silence.” In Kazakhstan, as in other places around the world, …

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CDC Approves $1.6 Million for COVID-19 Response in Kazakhstan

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/CAR) has pledged $1.68 Million to support the government of Kazakhstan in managing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak as part of a $6.8 Million package of assistance for Central Asia. In partnership with the local governments, CDC’s offices in Central Asia will use these new funds to …

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Kazakhstan Judicial Program Works On Improving Investment Proceedings And Intellectual Property Rights

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – On February 28, ABA ROLI within the Kazakhstan Judicial Program, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan organized a roundtable to discuss current issues of investment proceedings and intellectual property rights. Participants discussed challenges and perspectives of investment dispute …

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Ambassador Moser: U.S. and Kazakhstani cooperation in the fight against the spread of the coronovirus

STATEMENT: During his recent trip to the region, the Secretary of State praised Kazakhstan’s preparedness for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.  He said, “Quick action of the Government of Kazakhstan to stop the spread of the virus has been incredibly impressive.” The Secretary has also noted that most countries of the world are unprepared for a …

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U.S. Strategy for Central Asia 2019-2025: Advancing Sovereignty and Economic Prosperity

Foreword The United States was among the first countries to welcome the independence of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and has worked consistently over the last three decades to support the security, development, and prosperity of each of these countries.  Central Asia has always been the strategic and commercial crossroad of civilizations …

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International Writing Program: “Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience” 

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Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute (2020 Application)

Now accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic The Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute provides early-career journalists and journalism students with the skills they need to launch successful careers in journalism and media. The Summer Institute will provide an interactive curriculum to develop participants’ skills in areas such as data journalism, …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met on Sunday with ethnic Kazakhs whose family members have been detained in internment camps or prisons in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (PRC). These individuals’ family members are among the more than one million ethnic Kazakhs, Uighurs, and members of other Muslim minority groups …

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Trafficking in Persons in Kazakhstan: Message from the U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan William Moser

Each January, the U.S. government marks National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Human trafficking is a crime that threatens human dignity and security around the globe.  Human trafficking undermines the rule of law, exacerbates conflict and instability, and enriches transnational criminal organizations that victimize an estimated 25 million people around the world. Trafficking is …

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USAID Convenes Representatives from Central Asia and Afghanistan for Dialogue on Transboundary Water Resource Management

Burabay, Kazakhstan, January 22, 2020 – Today, USAID’s Smart Waters project convened water sector national partners from five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan for the eighth Regional Steering Committee for water coordination in Burabay, Kazakhstan. The meeting facilitated the exchange of information and ideas among participating countries and the sharing of national best practices at …

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The United States and Kazakhstan Sign Open Skies Agreement

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Secretary Pompeo Postpones Travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 1, 2020 Secretary Pompeo must postpone his visit to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus due to the need for the Secretary to be in Washington, D.C., to continue monitoring the ongoing situation in Iraq and ensure the safety and security of Americans in the Middle East. Secretary …

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Ambassador Moser in Recognition of International Human Rights Day

In today’s splintered world, it would be easy to think that there is nothing upon which all nations can agree and all cultures can embrace as an integral part of their communities.  But International Human Rights Day, celebrated on December 10, reminds us that it wasn’t so long ago that the world came together to …

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U.S. Government Observes World AIDS Day in Kazakhstan

The United States joins Kazakhstan in observing World AIDS Day 2019. The U.S. Government’s theme for World AIDS Day 2019 is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community.” This reflects the U.S. long-term commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally and across the United States. The U.S. Government partnership with Kazakshtan to end the global …

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USAID Hosts The 9th Annual Central Asia Trade Forum In Shymkent, Kazakhstan 

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Apply for the 2020-2021 Global UGRAD Program

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Joint Statement on Xinjiang

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From National Tragedy to National Pride

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Spring 2020 Central Asian Journalist-in-Residence Program

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SEALED BID AUCTION

SEALED BID AUCTION Containers: For sale as-is. 13 containers in total: 6 containers 40” High Cube sea box; 3 containers 40” General Purpose box; 4 20” General Purpose box. Buyer is responsible for all costs to remove containers from the Embassy. Public viewing and Auction is on Saturday, 26th October 2019; from 9 am to 3 …

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U.S. Mission Partners with University of Alabama in Huntsville on “Apollo 11” Space Camp Youth Exchange

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Call for AE MOOC Facilitator

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The English Access Micro-scholarship program, 2019-2021

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Joint Statement on the Fourth C5+1 Ministerial

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Application to the Community Solutions Program is open

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar program

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Joint Statement on the C5+1 High-Level Security Discussion in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

MEDIA NOTE August 21, 2019 Joint Statement on the C5+1 High-Level Security Discussion in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on the occasion of a C5+1 High-Level Security Discussion held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on August 21, 2019. — …

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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE August 19, 2019   Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan   Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, will travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on August 20-23. In Nur-Sultan, Under Secretary Hale will meet with senior government officials to discuss …

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U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Kazakhstan opens call for proposals for Small Grants for Media Development

U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Kazakhstan opens call for proposals for Small Grants for Media Development  The United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan cooperate on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including the support of Kazakhstan’s intentions to increase journalistic professionalism and Kazakhstan’s vision of strengthening local media content.  …

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East Kazakhstan is close to reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals

East Kazakhstan is close to reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals On May 29-30, U.S. Consul General Eric Meyer visited project sites supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in East Kazakhstan Oblast. Mr. Meyer was joined by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Central Asia Chris Edwards. …

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Joint Statement to Mark theInternational Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBiT)

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The U.S. Embassy will be holding a disposal property auction on Saturday, June 15, 2019

The U.S. Embassy will be holding a disposal property auction on Saturday, June 15, 2019 The following items will be sold: household and office furniture, appliances, carpets, copy machines, metallic doors, IT equipment, TVs, maintenance equipment, tools, supplies and lawn mowers, 9 shipping containers, at least 1 vehicle is going to be a diplomatic sale …

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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program: 2020-2021 Academic Year

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Kazakhstan wins third year in a row in the Central Asian Spelling Bee Competition

Kazakhstan wins third year in a row in the Central Asian Spelling Bee Competition April 26, Bishkek – The Third Central Asian Annual Spelling Bee English Pronunciation Contest was held in Bishkek. For the third year in a row, a participant from Kazakhstan becomes a winner at the competition. This year, Alexander Lopukhov, biology, 2nd …

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Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded a three-day visit to Nur-Sultan

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The U.S. Department of State Awards $750,000 in Program Funding to Sana Sezim to Combat Human Trafficking in Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan/DATE– On April 1, the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) [1] awarded a $750,000 grant to the Shymkent-based nongovernmental organization (NGO) Sana Sezim. This award will fund a 36-month project to increase access to justice for victims of human trafficking by building the organizational capacity of …

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STATEMENT: Resignation of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – Annual Program Statement

The Public Affairs Sections at the U.S. Embassy, Astana and U.S. Consulate General Almaty are pleased to announce a Funding Opportunity for Cultural Programs. The Annual Program Statement invites applications for innovative programs and invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Kazakhstan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared …

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U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan launches the 4th annual 48 Hour Film Race

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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (2019) Large Grants

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2019 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Interested applicants must first submit a two-page concept note for their project. Selected applicants will be asked to submit full project proposals. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and …

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Kazakhstan has the highest percent of awareness among People Living with HIV in Central Asia

On December 1, 2018 the World celebrated the 30th World AIDS Day. Since many people infected with HIV do not know their status, the theme for this year’s celebration was “Know your Status.” The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Central Asia made a …

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2019 TechGirls Program

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2019 TechWomen Professional Exchange

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The U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program is designed to support civil society in Kazakhstan and advance the interests and will of Kazakhstani citizens. The current deadline for submission of Application forms is 11:59 p.m. January 31, 2019 (Astana time).  Project proposals must address one of the following themes: Theme 1: Promote diversity, tolerance, inclusion, and/or …

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Almaty, Kazakhstan September 13, 2018 – The United States will be holding its flagship international business event, the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, in Uzbekistan. The event, organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and co-hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Trade of the Government of Uzbekistan, will be held on October …

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U.S. and Kazakhstan Hold Sixth Implementation Review to Combat Nuclear Smuggling

Representatives from the United States and Kazakhstan met in Astana on August 22-23, 2018, to review their ongoing bilateral efforts under the May 2006 Communiqué of the United States and Kazakhstan Delegations on Intentions to Improve Kazakhstan’s Capabilities to Combat Nuclear Smuggling. The United States delegation was led by the Department of State’s Bureau of …

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For U.S. citizens: the U.S. Embassy in Astana will host the Foreign Service Officer Test on September 29. 

The U.S. Embassy in Astana will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test on Saturday, September 29.  U.S. citizens interested in joining the U.S. Foreign Service may learn more below and register  here . Eligibility Requirements To be eligible, the U.S. Department of State requires that each candidate be: A U.S. citizen on the date the candidate …

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Call for bids: Programming for the “Go Viral” Festival. Deadline: August 10, 2018

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan announces a full and open competition for organizations to submit applications to manage ongoing programming for the “Go Viral” Festival and corresponding Network.   The Go Viral Festival was launched by U.S. Consulate Almaty in June 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as an …

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C5+1 Working Group Meetings a Success in Almaty, Tashkent

From July 20-23, U.S. government officials met with senior delegations from the five Central Asian republics in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to discuss progress under the three C5+1 Working Groups — Environment, Economic Connectivity, and Security.  The C5+1 is the primary regional diplomatic platform through which the United States and the five Central Asian …

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Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Greece, Turkey, and Kazakhstan

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; and Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 16-20. On July 16 in Athens, the Assistant Secretary will meet with government counterparts to discuss U.S. economic priorities and explore means for building economic resilience. While there, she will also meet with …

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Property Disposal Auction: ALMATY

U.S. Consulate General Almaty GOVERNMENT AUCTION Saturday  28 July,  2018 Registration and reviewing – from 09:00 to 10:00 Auction – from 10:00 to 13:00 All sold items should be removed from warehouse – by 18:00 Address – main warehouse, 133A Angarskaya Street Items for sale: Used household and office furniture, appliances, computer equipment, automobile parts …

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Go Viral 2018 Festival in Almaty

Go Viral is a three-day festival aimed at spreading innovative ideas in media, business, culture, and technology, which will be held from June 15-17, 2018 at SmArt.Point coworking space in Almaty. The mission of the festival is to empower journalists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and musicians to leverage social media and technology to connect with the world. …

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Joint Statement to Mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)

Today we mark the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). On this day we express our support for, and solidarity with, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Kazakhstan. Human rights are universal and apply equally to all people. We are completely opposed to all forms of discrimination, and we work …

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Commander of U.S. Forces in the Middle East and Central Asia Visits Astana to Discuss Security Cooperation

General Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, is in Astana May 14-15 on his first working visit to Kazakhstan.  During his time in Astana, Votel will meet senior leadership in the Kazakhstani government to discuss cooperation between the United States and Kazakhstan in support of security in Central Asia and beyond.  As Presidents …

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Disposal property auction

The U.S. Embassy, Astana will be holding a disposal property auction on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The following items will be sold: household and office furniture, appliances, tires, copy machines, doors, IT equipment, TV’s, maintenance equipment, tools, and supplies, snow blowers and lawn mowers, barbeque grills, security surveillance equipment, safes, vehicle (diplomatic sale only). The …

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Mission hosts Kazakhstan Country Council Meeting of the Overseas Security Advisor Council. 

The Embassy’s Regional Security Office (RSO) and the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) hosted an Country Council meeting, welcoming over fifty participants from the U.S. private sector working in Kazakhstan.  Ambassador Krol delivered the keynote address, hailing the U.S.-Kazakhstan partnership and re-affirming the U.S. commitment to supporting the safety and security of U.S. private sector companies and their personnel via OSAC. …

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U.S. Embassy opens call for proposals for Small Grants for Media Development

The United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan cooperate on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including the support of Kazakhstan’s intentions to increase journalistic professionalism and Kazakhstan’s vision of strengthening local media content.  To this end, the Embassy of the United States announces this call for applications for grants to …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers

Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to one of our submarine bases and Boeing. The United States takes this action in conjunction with our NATO allies and partners around the …

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English in STEM Contest

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For the Second Year in a Row, Kazakhstan Wins the Central Asian Spelling Bee

Dinara Kurakbayeva, a student from Suleyman Demirel University spelled the English word approbation correctly to beat out 19 competitors to win the 2018 Central Asian Spelling Bee.  Meruyert Soviet from Karaganda took second place in the contest. This is the second year that U.S. Embassies in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have organized the English language …

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The U.S. Embassy is holding the second annual Kazakhstan Spelling Bee competition for Kazakhstan’s university and college students

The U.S. Embassy is holding the second annual Kazakhstan Spelling Bee competition for Kazakhstan’s university and college students in support of the Government of Kazakhstan’s policy of multilingualism. The competition is a fun way to promote the study of English language among youth. Local Spelling Bees took place at 11 American Corners. 33 participants from …

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United States and Kazakhstan: An Enhanced Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century

United States and Kazakhstan: An Enhanced Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century Washington, D.C. January 16, 2018 President Donald J. Trump hosted President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan today at the White House to discuss enhanced strategic partnership between the United States and Kazakhstan. President Nazarbayev thanked President Trump for his hospitality and offered an invitation …

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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators

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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Women Leadership

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U.S. Fulbright Scholar: engaging literature for Kazakhstani teachers and students

Richard Burke spent a semester teaching literature at Kazakh-American Free University. He helped students understand how culture affects personal identity through teaching two courses that explore collisions and connections between social and individual values. Richard also offered conversational practice in English at his host university and the American Corner and also gave  public lectures on …

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White House statement on President Nazarbayev’s visit

President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan to the White House on January 16, 2018.  President Trump and President Nazarbayev will discuss ways to strengthen and enhance our strategic partnership on regional security issues and economic cooperation.  The presidents will also discuss Kazakhstan’s leadership on several international challenges, particularly Afghanistan, during its presidency of …

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American English Live Seminars

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Joint Statement on the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

Almaty, Kazakhstan – Today, senior officials of the governments of the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan met for the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  The government of Afghanistan participated as observers.The participants affirmed that the TIFA is a high-level platform for dialogue to strengthen …

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#EnglishWithUS: U.S. Embassy Launches Search for Brand Ambassadors of English in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is glad to announce a contest to select Brand Ambassadors of the English language in Kazakhstan, part of a year-long campaign to promote English learning called #EnglishWithUs.  We encourage all residents of Kazakhstan who wish to improve their English to apply by December 15 for the title of Brand Ambassador …

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#EnglishWithUS: Official Video Contest Rules

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Kazakhstan Spelling Bee 2018

Do you enjoy English? Are you good at spelling? Are you a full time college or undergraduate student, between the ages of 18 and 25? If so, join us for our 2018 Kazakhstan Spelling Bee! The Spelling Bee is a competition in which participants spell English words. You have a chance to win the title …

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U.S. Government Provides Equipment Assistance to Kazakhstan’s Counter Drug Efforts

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) Counternarcotics Program recently delivered vehicles and equipment to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  The CENTCOM Counternarcotics Program is part of the U.S. Department of Defense effort to reduce drug trafficking, and to provide No-Cost Technical Assistance to Kazakhstan and other partner nations. On June …

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Kazakhstani students took training on how to conduct Internet Investigations focused on drug-related crimes and transactions on the web.

19 students from Kazakhstan’s Committee of State Revenues and Ministry of Internal Affairs took training in June on how to conduct Internet Investigations focused on drug-related crimes and transactions on the web.  This is a joint training initiative of the Counter-narcotics Program of the Office of Military Cooperation and the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office (INL) …

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson remarks for Astana EXPO-2017

Hello, I am Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It is my pleasure to join you in celebrating a strong relationship United States in Kazakhstan have built over the past 25 years. I thank President Nazarbayev and people of Kazakhstan for being outstanding host of EXPO 2017 and many other events in Astana this summer. I …

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Astana on the World’s Stage

By Alice Cosgrove As my plane to Astana took the final turn before descent—I saw it.  The Nur Alem, a huge, glowing sphere lit up the Kazakhstani steppes, dancing with color and a message for all visitors written in huge letters “ASTANA EXPO 2017.” I’d seen many sketches and renderings of the Expo grounds over the past …

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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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USA Pavilion to Showcase America’s ‘Infinite Energy’ at Expo 2017

U.S. and Kazakhstani officials joined together for official ‘send-off’ to World Expo in Astana WASHINGTON, D.C. – The USA Pavilion held its official ‘send-off’ to Expo 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan at an event in Washington, D.C., where U.S. and Kazakhstani representatives previewed the world’s most prominent energy, innovation and person-to-person global event of 2017. The project …

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U.S. CONSULATE’S GO VIRAL FESTIVAL KICKS OFF IN ALMATY IN JUNE

ALMATY, 20 April – The U.S. Consulate General in Almaty and a team of leading Kazakhstani innovators in media, business, and culture are announcing an opening of registration for Go Viral: a three-day festival that will take place in Almaty Towers from 16-18 June. Over three intensive days of music performances, film screenings, workshops, and …

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United States signs participation agreement for EXPO-2017

George Krol, the commissar for the U.S. Pavilion, and the chairman of the national company Astana-EXPO-2017, Akhmetzhan Yesimov,  signed an agreement on U.S. participation in the international fair EXPO-2017 during a ceremony in Astana on February 24.  Having signed the agreement, the United States will now start preparing for EXPO-2017 in Astana in earnest, the …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Munich Security Conference February 18

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AT THE MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE The Munich Security Conference Munich, Germany THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ambassador Ischinger. Chancellor Merkel, Secretary General, distinguished colleagues, and honored guests, I bring greetings on behalf of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. In my still new capacity as Vice …

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Two Day Training for Journalists on Disability and Sport Held in Astana

The National Paralympic Committee of Kazakhstan held a media workshop entitled “Disability and Sport through Mass Media Vision: Promotion of Paralympic Sport” in Astana January 19-20 2017.  The Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan, The Embassy of the United States, and the AGITOS Foundation provided support.  At the workshop, journalists and bloggers interacted with …

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Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks to the UN Security Council on Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks to the UN Security Council on Ukraine Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this afternoon at a United Nations Security Council briefing on Ukraine. “The …

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Press attache reopens American corner in Petropavlovsk

On January 27 at 15:00, U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan Press Attaché Wren Elhai opened the American Corner at the North Kazakhstan Oblast Universal Scientific Library in Petropavlovsk after its remodeling.  The American Corner is a cultural center that provides information about U.S. culture, education in the United States, and American English and hosts a variety …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Change in Laws on Temporary Registration Requirement is not Applicable to Foreigners

As of January 1, 2017, all Kazakhstani citizens who reside at a certain place for one month or longer are required to obtain temporary registration for that location. According to the Migration Police in Astana, this requirement does not apply to foreigners in Kazakhstan. The procedures for registration of foreigners remain unchanged. Foreigners in Kazakhstan …

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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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U.S. DIPLOMATIC MISSION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 10 YEAR VISAS

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Kazakhstan is proud to announce the introduction of longer-term validity business and tourism visas for Kazakhstani citizens. Starting December 29, 2016, qualified Kazakhstani applicants will receive visas valid for multiple visits to the United States within ten years. “The introduction of ten-year-validity business and tourism visas lets Kazakhstani and American …

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U.S. Government’s support of the Kazakhstan National HIV Plan is acknowledged by the Government of Kazakhstan

October 12, 2016 The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan has presented a certificate of app reciation to U.S. Consul General on behalf of U.S. Ambassador George A. Krol on October 12, 2016, during the National Conference on “HIV: yesterday, today and tomorrow.”  Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health and Social …

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Promotion of the Constitutional Guarantees of Freedom of Speech in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Remarks for Chargé d’affaires John Mark Pommersheim Adil Soz Event “Promotion of the Constitutional Guarantees of Freedom of Speech in the Republic of Kazakhstan” KazMedia Center, December 9, 2016   Honorable Minister Abayev, Ambassadors, distinguished guests, Let me first thank Ms. Kaleyeva and her colleagues at Adil Soz, not just for organizing this event but …

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Conviction of Kazakhstani Civil Society Activists Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan

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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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AS for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield visited Kazakhstan

Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield visited Kazakhstan October 22-26 to discuss United States cooperation with Kazakhstan on border security and combatting drug dependence, money laundering, as well as human and narcotics trafficking. Brownfield, one of the top US Diplomats in the US Foreign Service has achieved a rank of …

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PDAS Warlick’s Opening Remarks at Press Availability

Thursday, October 27, 2016, Astana, Kazakhstan Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for joining us here today. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to return to Astana this week. And, I am especially delighted to be visiting Kazakhstan during the twenty-fifth anniversary of U.S. – Kazakhstan diplomatic relations, celebrating our mutual achievements on a …

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“Playing Together”concert brings together 18 young musicians from Central Asia and the U.S.

18 young musicians from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan with six members of Tashkent’s contemporary music ensemble Omnibus and three U.S. musicians performed a concert of works composed collaboratively during an intensive five day program at the Almaty Conservatory.  The music is a mix of the contemporary and the traditional and reflects the musical …

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Statement on the Conviction of Kazakhstan Union of Journalists President Seitkazy Matayev.

The below may be attributed to U.S. Embassy spokesperson Wren Elhai. We are concerned about constraints on independent media and the implications for freedom of expression in Kazakhstan, as indicated by the criminal convictions and sentences in the case against Seitkazy Matayev and his son, Aset Matayev.  The Matayevs were sentenced to six and five …

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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.-Austrian training program prepares Kazakhstani canine specialists to fight terrorism.

  DEMONSTRATION BY EXPLOSIVES-SNIFFING DOGS AT U.S. EMBASSY SEPTEMBER 27 As part of its ongoing cooperation with Kazakhstan to counter terrorism, the U.S. Embassy in Astana hosted a graduation ceremony and demonstration of explosives-detection skills by Kazakhstani K9 specialists and their dogs on September 27 at 11:00 a.m. Speaking at the closing ceremony, U.S. Ambassador …

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Businesses sign $9.5 million in new trade deals at the Central Asian Trade Forum.

The sixth annual CENTRAL ASIAN TRADE FORUM will be held September 7-8 at the Rixos Hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The largest annual event for exporters in the region brings together leading trade experts, public opinion leaders, top business sector actors, high-level government officials, as well as representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. Traditionally, the …

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Educators from the Muhammad Ali Center come to Kazakhstan

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee:  Muhammad Ali Center Trainers Teach Kazakhstani Youth.  Two American trainers from the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky participated in a summer boxing camp for 30 youth and their trainers from six different regions of Kazakhstan August 15-19.  At the camp, organized through a partnership between the U.S. Embassy in …

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USA and Kazakhstan Cooperating to Prevent Radicalization to Violence

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall visited Kazakhstan August 15-18 to discuss ways the United States and Kazakhstan can work together against the common threat of violent extremism.  During her visit, Sewell, the top counterterrorism official at the Department of State, learned about Kazakhstan’s efforts in this area from government …

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Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat visits Kazakhstan as part of a U.S. Department of State Speaker Program

  Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat, visiting Kazakhstan as part of a U.S. Department of State Speaker Program is the Founder and President of Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF). Imam Arafat participated in several meetings and conferences organized by Penal Reform International (PRI) in Uralsk and Astana focused on the issue of extremism in prisons and …

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Lieutenant Colonel Erik Gustafson from the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Astana attended the Opening Ceremony for Steppe Eagle

Lieutenant Colonel Erik Gustafson from the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Astana attended the Opening Ceremony for Steppe Eagle 2016 on July 16th.  The 13th iteration of this annual exercise is being held this year at the Stanta Training Area in the United Kingdom from July 16th until July 28th, with a focus …

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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit delegates from Kazakhstan

June 15, 2016 2016 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT DELEGATES FROM KAZAKHSTAN Astana – The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce that ten representatives from Kazakhstan will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. One of the participants will be Magzhan Madiyev, famous for …

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U.S. Diplomatic Mission launches “25 Years Together” campaign.

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is proud to announce the 25th anniversary campaign celebrating relations between the United States and Kazakhstan, highlighting achievements in a range of areas and featuring three main themes: innovation, friendship, and partnership. 25 Years Together in Innovation TechWomen: An international delegation of leading women in the fields of Science, Technology, …

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U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz’s speech at Nazarbayev University

Dr. Ernest Moniz U.S. Secretary of Energy April 7, 2016 Secretary Moniz: Thank you, President Katsu and my new best friend, Mr. Bosumbayev. He’s been in office two weeks, and we met last week in Washington, we meet this week in Astana. By simple extrapolation I will have the rest of my term filled in …

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U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Washington, DC March 9, 2016 Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Kazakhstani Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 8 for a working session of the Fourth U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal led the …

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at …

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Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. TEA consists of a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology. …

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Kazakhstan 2013 Human Rights Report

The Republic of Kazakhstan has a government system dominated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the ruling Nur Otan Party. The constitution concentrates power in the presidency. The president controls the legislature and the judiciary as well as regional and local governments. Please the attachment here . (PDF – 177 KB)

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2013 Country Report on Terrorism: Kazakhstan

Overview: The Government of Kazakhstan passed new counterterrorism legislation and continued to develop its national program for countering terrorism and what it refers to as religious extremism, with efforts to establish new interagency counterterrorism bodies at the national, regional, and local levels. The national program outlines the responsibilities of each government agency and ministry to prevent …

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The FLEX Exchange Program for High School Students

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to sponsor an open competition for Kazakhstan students. Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) is a program of the U.S. Department of State, and is administered on our behalf by American Councils for International Education. The program provides opportunities for students in 8th, 9th , and 10th grades from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, …

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Drug Demand Reduction Small Grants Program

PROGRAM PURPOSE The purpose of this program is to award small grants to Kazakhstani non-governmental, non-commercial organizations for specific projects that promote the prevention of drug abuse, especially by youth, in Kazakhstan.  Proposals are evaluated according to the topic of the project, clearly formulated goals and target groups, and the ability of the applying organization …

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2013 International Religious Freedom Report on Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan The constitution provides for religious freedom; however, the government used certain laws and policies to restrict the religious freedom of groups deemed by the government to be “non-traditional,” using methods such as arrests, fines, and raids. The government allowed religious groups it deemed “traditional” to operate with fewer restrictions. Respect for religious freedom declined …

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The United States Service Academies Class of 2019

The Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to invite young Kazakhstanis to compete for appointment to the United States Service Academies (U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy) for the Class of 2019, which begins in the summer …

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The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the Alumni Mentorship Project 2014-2015.

This program is designed to give mentor/mentee pairs an opportunity to advance their personal and professional development, design a civic project for their region, and bring it to life! Successful applicants will participate in the Alumni Mentorship Conference which will take place in Astana, December 6-7. If you are interested, please send your contact information …

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“E-Teacher” Scholarship Program

English Teaching Distance Learning Program: Application for Spring and Summer Semesters 2014-2015 Academic Year  For Kazakhstani English Language Teachers or Teacher Trainers The Regional English Language Office of the Embassy of the United States in Kazakhstan announces the competition for “E-Teacher” scholarship courses for spring and summer semesters of 2014-2015 academic year. Program Overview The …

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The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) 2016-2017

To apply, visit the  Global UGRAD Online Student Application . The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2016-2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (UGRAD). Deadline is January 1st at 5:00pm EST. The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural …

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2016-2017 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at …

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FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at …

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Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2016-2017 Academic Year Leaders for a Global Society The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to …

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (2016 – 2017 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar program brings accomplished Kazakhstani scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research at U.S. universities for a period up to one academic year. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan residing in Kazakhstan at the time application Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent professional qualification at the time …

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US Embassy promotes cultural heritage programmes

U.S. Ambassador George A. Krol, Deputy Chief of Mission John Mark Pommersheim, and Counselor for Public Affairs Aleisha Woodward met participants of an exchange program on preserving cultural heritage. During the 10-day tour of the United States, the participants met their American counterparts to discuss best practices in managing cultural heritage projects, preserving and restoring artifacts, …

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2015-2016 Community Solutions Program

Applications for the 2016-2017  Community Solutions Program are now open. The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women & Gender Issues. Selected candidates will participate in: a four month U.S. fellowship with a local nonprofit organization …

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New U.S. Consul General Mark Moody Arrives‎ in Almaty

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan announces the arrival of Mark Moody to serve as the new Consul General of the United States of America in Almaty. Consul General Moody’s responsibilities include the Almaty, Zhambyl, South Kazakhstan, and Kyzylorda Oblasts. “It is a great honor to join the team at the Consulate General to serve …

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United States and Kazakhstan Initial New International Science and Technology Center Agreement

On June 22, in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Agreement Continuing the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was initialed by the European Union, Georgia, Japan, the Kingdom of Norway, Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, and the United States of America.  The ISTC, with its new headquarters at …

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Arizona National Guard Delegation in Kazakhstan for “Partnership” Talks

From June 22-27 a high level Arizona Air National Guard delegation will visit Astana and Almaty to discuss ways in which Kazakhstan and the United States armies can cooperate more closely.  Since 1995, Kazakhstan has been partnered with the state of Arizona through the State Partnership Program which works to build relationships, learn best practices, …

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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world. Ramadan is a time in which families and communities come together for iftars and prayers in festive gatherings that demonstrate the …

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Secretary Kerry on Ramadan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. June 17, 2015 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY On Ramadan On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month …

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US Mission Honours Young Kazakhstani Cadets

On 15th June the U.S. Embassy is hosting a festive ceremony to celebrate two young Kazakhstanis, one of whom Maksat Nugmanov is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and the other Kazakhstani, Vladislav Gogulya, has chosen aviation and will be joining the U.S. Air Force Academy. The graduate of U.S. Military Academy (West Point), …

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Senior Sergeant of the Kazakhstan Armed Forces Participates in the 1st Multinational NCO Symposium in the U.S.

U.S. Army Central hosted the 1st Multinational Noncommissioned Officer Symposium in El Paso, Texas at the home of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, May 18-22.  Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Temirbek Khalykov, the sergeant major of Kazakhstan’s armed forces, along with senior NCOs and officers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab …

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Taste of America: Soul Food with Chef Tanya Holland

On June 5, the U.S. Consulate General hosted the “Taste of America: Soul Food” culinary event at the outdoor garden of the InterContinental with California-based celebrity Chef Tanya Holland.  At the family-style dinner, guests enjoyed the opportunity to taste the best of African-American cuisine, met Chef Holland, and had a chance to win one of …

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U.S. Ambassadors Gather in Astana

U.S. Ambassadors to Kazakhstan, past and present, (L-R: George Krol (current), Kenneth Fairfax, William Courtney, John Ordway) gather in Astana to commemorate the 20thAnniversary of Project Sapphire and the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program.

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Media Advisory

The U.S. Embassy in Kazahstan would like to invite you to the opening of the first U.S. – Kazakhstani business forum that will take place at Rixos Hotel, Astana at 10:00 on June 2nd , 2015. The main idea of the forum is to promote business cooperation between Kazakhstan and the USA. Representatives of the …

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U.S. Historian Tim Naftali Visits Almaty

On May 20 – 23, the U.S. Consulate General hosted a U.S. historian Tim Naftali in Almaty. During his visit Dr. Naftali delivered two public lectures: “Soyuz: The Secret History of US-Soviet Collaboration for Victory in World War” at the Kasteyev Museum of Arts and “Kazakhstan in the mind of Cold War America” at the …

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New Silk Way Model UN opens in Almaty

Almaty welcomes the Model United Nations!  400 students from Central Asia, South Asia, and Europe converged to discuss solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges as a part of the fourth annual “New Silk Way Model UN.”  We are proud to support this program and applaud all the Model UN delegates and organizers at Al …

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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Launches “One Victory” Campaign Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Victory in in WWII

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan invites all to a series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in the WWII. The events, under the title “One Victory”, include an exhibition of rare photos from the war, demonstration of films, presentation by a historian on interaction between the Allied Forces during the WWII …

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Interagency Team Travels to Central Asia for Afghan Consultations

Washington – Recognizing the important contributions of the five Central Asian republics to broader regional stability, an interagency team will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan for bilateral consultations on Afghanistan, April 20–24.  This group, led by State Department officials including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Daniel Rosenblum …

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Ambassador George A. Krol delivers a speech at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

On April 16, Ambassador George A. Krol delivered his first public speech as U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan on the broad and productive U.S.-Kazakhstan bilateral relationship to students and professors of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Ambassador Krol delivered an overview on the positive history of cooperation between the United States and Kazakhstan, the two countries’ mutual …

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Media Advisory

On Thursday April 16 at 10:30, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George A. Krol will deliver a speech on Kazakhstan-U.S. bilateral relations to the students of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Address: New Library of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, entrance from Timiryazev Street. Please, see attached the map. *The event will be in English with consecutive interpretation …

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The 70th Anniversary of Buchenwald Liberation

April 11, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp by U.S. forces. On that day, at the invitation of the Association of Prisoners of Fascism, we gathered at the eternal flame in Panfilov Park to honor former prisoners and remember those lost during the war. The survivors who told their …

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Knowledge Partners Launches Free Kazakh to English Online Dictionary

Astana, Kazakhstan, 9th April 2015:  In partnership with the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Knowledge Partners, Exclusive Country Partner of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. USA, in the Republic of Kazakhstan, launched the Kazakh to English online dictionary of more than 27,000 words.  The announcement launching this comprehensive online dictionary was made at the WORLDDIDAC exhibition in Astana …

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ASM BioResource Center

arch 20, the U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik opened the ASM BioResource Center at the Kazakhstan National Medical University, a project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in partnership with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The ASM BioResource Center will provide Kazakhstan National Medical University important resources, including books, journals, and online …

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Business without Barriers: Seminar for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

On March 19, Consul General Theresa Grencik opened “Business without Barriers: Seminar for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities” in partnership with “Shyrak” Association of Women with Disabilities. The purpose of the seminar is to stimulate entrepreneurial activity among disabled people by providing them with tools, tips, and information from the very best professionals in each area, provide …

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Ambassador Krol’s Accreditation Remarks

Ambassador Krol: Allow me to say in the beautiful Kazakh language how pleased and honored I am to be in Kazakhstan as Ambassador of the United States of America. I appreciate this opportunity to express on behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States America’s strong friendship and support for a sovereign, …

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Consul General Participates in UN Anniversary Conference

At Kazakhstan National University (KNU) conference commemorating the 23rd anniversary of Kazakhstan’s accession into the United Nations, Consul General Theresa Grencik joined Kazakhstan’s first Ambassador to United Nations, Akmaral Arystanbekova.ited Nations, Consul General Theresa Grencik joined Kazakhstan’s first Ambassador to UN, Akmaral Arystanbekova, to discuss the important role of the United Nations in international affairs. KNU …

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“Break of Reality” and Galymzhan Moldanazar in Almaty

As a part of its Kazakhstan tour the innovative American cello/drum rock ensemble “Break of Reality” performed in Almaty on February 28 and March 1, 2015 in Almaty.  The band collaborated with Kazakh performing artist Galymzhan Moldanazar, a leading voice of contemporary music in Kazakhstan, cleverly combining Kazakh lyrics with electro-pop and synth-funk. “Break of …

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Statement by the President on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice.  Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his …

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U.S. Cello Rock Band “Break of Reality” Tours in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the tour of innovative American cello/drum rock ensemble “Break of Reality” from February 28 till March 8, 2015.  The group’s boundary breaking music blends classical technique and rock’n’roll. “Break of Reality” will perform in Almaty, Shymkent, Astana, and Atyrau as a part of American Music …

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Signing of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty Between The United States and Kazakhstan

On February 20, 2015, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Department of Justice Counselor for International Affairs Bruce C. Swartz and Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev signed a Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. The signing of this Treaty marks an important step forward by the United States and Kazakhstan to …

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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Launches “One Victory” Campaign Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Victory in the Second World War

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan has launched a series of programs under the title “One Victory” to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in the Second World War. The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is organizing cultural events to celebrate the WWII era and honors the generation of Kazakhstanis and Americans whose sacrifices and …

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February 10 Telephonic Press Briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel M. Rosenblum

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 for a telephonic press briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel Rosenblum. Deputy Assistant Secretary Rosenblum will discuss U.S. policy as it relates to Central Asia, including opportunities for regional cooperation. Mr. Rosenblum will also discuss regional events and the challenges they pose to …

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Arrival of Ambassador George A. Krol

Ambassador George A. Krol arrived in Astana on February 3, 2015.  Ambassador Krol was sworn in as United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan on January 8th, and he looks forward to presenting his credentials to President Nazarbayev. Previously, Ambassador Krol served as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan for three and a half years. He is a career …

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Arrival of Ambassador George A. Krol

Ambassador George A. Krol arrived in Astana today. Ambassador Krol was sworn in as United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan on January 8th, and he looks forward to presenting his credentials to President Nazarbayev. Previously, Ambassador Krol served as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan for three and a half years. He is a career member of the Senior …

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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Launches New Small Grants Program

Astana – The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program (SGP) for qualified Kazakhstani non-governmental organizations and civil society groups. Through the Small Grants Program organizations can cover expenses for seminars, workshops, conferences, roundtable discussions, trainings, campaigns to engage the public in socially valuable activities, advocacy …

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

The President spoke today with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.  The two leaders discussed the strong and comprehensive U.S.-Kazakhstani relationship and partnership for improving global security.  They affirmed their shared interest in seeking a peaceful resolution to the situation in eastern Ukraine and agreed on the importance of upholding the principles of sovereignty and territorial …

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Obama Remarks on Terror Events in France

President Obama traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, January 9 to deliver an address on an upcoming initiative for free community college education in the United States. The president addressed the tragic events in France before discussing education. His remarks on France are excerpted below. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Knoxville, Tennessee January 9, …

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Obama on U.S. Policy Changes Regarding Cuba

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. December 17, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON CUBA POLICY CHANGES Cabinet Room 12:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more …

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Fact Sheet on Steps to Chart A New Course in Cuba

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. December 17, 2014 Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by 90 miles of …

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Kazakhstan’s Independence Day

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan has the pleasure to send greetings and best wishes to the people of Kazakhstan as you celebrate your Independence Day this December 16. The United States was the first country to establish an Embassy in Kazakhstan, so this December also marks 23 years of U.S.-Kazakhstani relations. Through our continuing Strategic …

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Joint Statement of the Third U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 10, 2014 On December 10, 2014, Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov paid an official visit to the United States. During his visit, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Idrissov co-chaired the third meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue. During the meeting the two …

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Remarks by Secretary Kerry and Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov Before Their Meeting

Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC December 10, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: It’s my pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Idrisov of Kazakhstan. You okay? Sorry. I’m really delighted to welcome the foreign minister here and I want to congratulate him and Kazakhstan on the near 23rd anniversary of their independence. It’s on December 16th. And we have …

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Media Advisory

On November 26th, at 15:00, the United States Agency for International Development Regional Mission in Central Asia (USAID/Central Asia) will host an event for donors and government officials at the embassy on November 26th at 15:00 in order to outline its recently published strategic plan for work in Central Asia covering the period of 2015-2019. …

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The Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom Cooperate with Kazakhstan on Border Security

On Monday, November 24 at 12:00 pm, U.S. Ambassador John Ordway presented eleven modular shelter complexes and related equipment, valued at $3,028,985, to the Kazakhstani Border Guard Service.  The hand-over ceremony took place at the border guard observation post, Cape Skalistyi in the Mangystau region. The modular shelter complexes will assist the Border Guard Service …

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USAID Projects Collaborate to Support National TB Control Programs in Kazakhstan

ASTANA —  USAID’s TB CARE I and Quality Health Care Projects are celebrating the completion of five years of successful collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A press conference will be held in Astana on Tuesday, November 25, to mark the closeout of the two projects. USAID, …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Almaty’s GEW Conference kicked off on November 18th  with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, students, business and government representatives, and business development funds leasers gathering at the Atakent Exhibition Center.  Consul General T. Grencik delivered opening remarks to more than 300 participants of the forum, which was covered by the local media, noting that “Global Entrepreneurship Week is …

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U.S. Institute of Peace Representatives Meet Kazakhstani experts

On November 10, U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Vice President for South and Central Asia programs Andrew Wilder, and USIP Afghanistan and Central Asia Program Director Scott Smith, met Kazakhstani foreign policy experts and journalists to discuss Afghanistan’s political and economic development following Afghanistan’s peaceful transition of power to newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani.

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U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik Opens Seismology Workshop in Almaty

On October 27, the U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik opened the “Workshop for Regional Cooperation in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in South and Central Asia” in Almaty.  The week-long conference is coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Institute of Seismology in Kazakhstan, the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the United …

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American Film Showcase in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the American Film Showcase Central Asia will visit Kazakhstan October 23-November 5.  As part of this festival, a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, two renowned American filmmakers will visit five cities in Kazakhstan and …

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Night in the Library: “Once Upon a Time in America”

On October 18, S. Begalin Children’s Library, the Almaty American Corner’s partner institution hosted a “Night in the Library”, an outstanding event devoted to the United States of America.  The “Night” was supported by the U.S. Consulate General as a part of the Almaty American Corner program promoting American culture, literature and history. The library …

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Radiological Transportation Vehicles Ceremony

On October 3, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration joined the governments of Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom in announcing the commissioning of four transportation vehicles specially designed to transport radiological materials. In a ceremony at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Almaty, U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik, U.K. Regional Energy Officer …

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Timothy Lawrence, Expert in Labor Force Education, to Visit Kazakhstan

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the U.S. Visiting Speaker Program of Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director of SkillsUSA, September 29 – October 7, 2014.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  It serves over 320,000 high school, university, …

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Opening of the international peacekeeping exercise “Steppe Eagle- 2014”

The “Steppe Eagle 2014” international peacekeeping exercise was launched at Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping brigade KAZBRIG on September 24.  Kazakhstani peacekeeping personnel are heading off to Germany, where they will participate in exercises with counterparts from the United States, the UK, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. U.S. Ambassador John Ordway delivered opening remarks to congratulate KAZBRIG and welcome all …

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Growing Opportunities for Kazakhstani Small and Medium Enterprises

Almaty, September 25, 2014 – USAID’s Business Connections project, co-financed by USAID and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, builds the competitiveness Kazakhstani small and medium businesses. It is implemented under the framework of the Kazakhstan-American Program for Economic Development and supports the Government of Kazakhstan’s Business Road Map – 2020. Participants include owners …

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Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

Summary: President Obama joins former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service program’s newest members. This morning at the White House, President Obama joined former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service program’s newest members. …

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President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people.  Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the …

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Promoting Women Entrepreneurs: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding

Promoting Women Entrepreneurs: In Astana, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott and Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova sign the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Efforts to Enable the Economic Empowerment of Women and Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship. Witnessing the ceremony (from left to right) are U.S. Congressmen Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ambassador John Ordway, Prime …

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United States and Kazakhstan Deepen Partnership to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

A multiagency delegation of U.S. officials met with their Republic of Kazakhstan counterparts in Astana on September 8-9 to advance U.S.-Kazakhstani mutual efforts to counter nuclear smuggling, a goal both countries have highlighted at the Nuclear Security Summits in Seoul and The Hague. The meeting provided an opportunity to deepen our ongoing bilateral partnership in …

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Ambassador Ordway travels to Taldykorgan

On August 21, Ambassador John Ordway traveled to Taldykorgan, the administrative center of Almaty Oblast.  The Ambassador made site visits to a USAID-funded HIV/TB project and women’s regional support center as well as a CDC-funded influenza surveillance program.  While in the regional capital, Ambassador Ordway also met with the rector of the Academy of Economics …

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Summer Dance Classes

Company E, a contemporary dance group based in Washington DC, will be hosting dance classes at the Yestai Palace of Culture in Pavlodar from August 12-23. Classes will be held Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The week will end with Company E’s performance on stage at 7 pm! Come and experience this American …

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Kazakhstan and United States Celebrate First Anniversary of Five-Year Visa Arrangement

One year ago on August 1, 2013, Kazakhstan and the United States implemented a five-year validity visa agreement, simplifying travel between the two countries and resulting in record numbers of visa applications. “The five year visa arrangement between Kazakhstan and the Unites States was made possible due to the hard work of the parties. And …

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2014 U.S. Physics Team comes to Astana

On July 14, Michael Klecheski, Chargé d’affaires, met with the 2014 U.S. Physics Team, who came to Astana to participate in the 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO), held July 13 – 20, 2014.  Five high school students are representing the United States at IPHO 2014: Alexander Bourzutschky, of Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD; …

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“Native Lands” Exhibit Opens in Astana

The “Native Lands” photographic exhibition opened in Astana at the Palace of Independence on July 4, 2014.  This unique exhibition, commissioned by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan, juxtaposes Edward S. Curtis’s photography of American Indians against selections from Alexander Kun’s Turkestan Album, which documented the lives of the nomadic peoples of the Central Asian …

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Blended 328 Tour in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the tour of Blended 328, a country fusion musical ensemble from Nashville, Tennessee, in Astana and Karaganda July 2 – July 8, 2014. Blended 328 will play in Astana July 2 – July 5, and in Karaganda July 6 – July 8.  They will give the …

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Native Lands Exhibition in Astana

The U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the opening of the “Native Lands” photo exhibition in Astana at the Palace of Independence on July 4, 2014, at 17:00. The “Native Lands” project, commissioned by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan and curated by Dr. Heather Sonntag of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, juxtaposes …

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USAID joins with Regional Leaders in Supporting Regional Trade Policy Discussions

June 30, 2014 MEDIA ALERT ASTANA – On July 1-2, regional officials from ministries of trade and economy will gather in Astana for the “Expanding Central and South Asia Regional Trade” policy conference organized by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Senior officials from the governments of Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and …

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