Fact Sheet: The United States and Kazakhstan — An Economic Partnership for the 21st Century

Fact Sheet: The United States and Kazakhstan — An Economic Partnership for the 21st Century President Donald Trump hosted President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House on January 16, 2018.  The visit reinforced the close commercial and trade ties between the United States and Kazakhstan that will create jobs and accelerate economic growth in both ...
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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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KAZAKHSTAN 2016 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

KAZAKHSTAN 2016 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT Executive Summary The constitution defines the country as a secular state and provides for freedom of religion. In September the government created a new Ministry of Religious and Civil Society Affairs (MRCSA), taking responsibility for religious issues and the Committee for Religious Affairs (CRA) from the Ministry of Culture ...
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Joint Statement to Mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

Astana, 17 May 2017 – On May 17th, 2017, we mark the annual International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). On this day we express our support for, and solidarity with, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Kazakhstan. The principle of non-discrimination is fundamental to the rule of law and to democratic ...
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Remarks by John Kerry at Nazarbayev University

The United States and Central Asia: Partners for the 21st Century   Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Nazarbayev University Astana, Kazakhstan November 2, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: (In Kazakh.) (Applause.) I’m working at it, folks. (Laughter.) Thank you very, very much, President Katsu. Thank you. As all of you know, President Katsu had a very ...
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Remarks by the President Obama on Sustainable Development Goals

General Assembly Hall United Nations New York, New York 3:04 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon.  Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen.  It is a great honor to be here to address the topic of sustainable development. In many of our nations, especially developed countries, there is among our general population a genuine ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu At Global Counterterrorism Forum Ministerial

Remarks   John Kerry Secretary of State New York Palace Hotel New York City September 27, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY:  I’m very pleased to be joined by my friend and the co-chair, Foreign Minister Sinirlioglu, and I congratulate him on assuming his new responsibilities.  He’s been working with many of us for a long time, and ...
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Qurban Ait message from Secretary Kerry

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 23, 2015 Teresa and I extend our best wishes to Muslims around the world for a blessed Eid al-Adha. We congratulate the nearly three million Muslims – including thousands of Americans – who are performing Hajj this year in fulfillment of one of the fundamental ...
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Qurban Ait message from President Obama

Dear Mr. President, Michelle and I extend our warmest greetings to Muslims in America and around the world as they celebrate Qurban Ait.  We also extend our congratulations to those pilgrims who have successfully completed the Hajj, including thousands of U.S. citizens who joined three million fellow Muslims in completing a central tenet of their faith. The Hajj demonstrates ...
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Statement by the President on Iran

State Floor **Please see below for a correction, marked with an asterisk. 7:02 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear ...
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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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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers

  John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 29, 2015 Today we honor the service and sacrifice of the courageous men and women serving under the flag of the United Nations with the mission of peace. That mission, which dates back nearly 70 years, is central to the purpose of the United Nations and ...
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Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 16, 2015 Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17.  We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that ...
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Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 16, 2015 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is a call to action, a plea to stand with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities (LGBTI) across the world and reaffirm our commitment to the equality and dignity of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation ...
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Presidential Proclamation – Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln

For Immediate Release     April 14, 2015 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION President Abraham Lincoln believed that we are, at heart, one Nation and one people. At a time when America was torn apart ...
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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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Kerry on Kazakhstan’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. December 16, 2014 Anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Kazakhstan as you celebrate your Independence Day on December 16. The United States was the first country in the world ...
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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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Closing Remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoagland – Project Sapphire 20 Years Later

Project Sapphire 20 Years Later Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Monday, November 17th, 2014 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Room 212-C Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoagland: Ambassador Umarov, Senator Nunn, Senator Lugar (the distinguished senator from my home state of Indiana), honored guests, ladies and gentlemen: It is such an honor to participate ...
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Press Availability by Deputy Secretary Burns in Astana

William J. Burns Deputy Secretary of State Astana, Kazakhstan May 8, 2014 DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS:Dobriy dyen, s prazdnikom. Good afternoon. I am very pleased to be back in Kazakhstan, a critically important strategic partner in a critically important region at a critically important time. I want to thank President Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Masimov for ...
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Q&A Following Assistant Secretary Biswal’s Speech at the Eurasian University in Astana, Kazakhstan

Q: I am a student of the second year of faculty of international relations and my question is what is a role for non-governmental organizations in international relations?  Thank you very much. A: Well, I think, non-governmental organizations play very important role, both in advancing and advocating within their own countries, but also advancing and ...
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