U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Mission to Kazakhstan: Consul General Eric Meyer Welcome Plenary Remarks

(As Prepared for Delivery) October 26, 2018 (9:45 – 10:30) Good morning. Ambassador Kazykhanov, Deputy Akim Madiyev, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to welcome the first ever U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Mission to Kazakhstan. I would like to thank the Akim and the City of Almaty, colleagues at ...
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NEW U.S. CONSUL GENERAL ERIC MEYER ARRIVES‎ IN ALMATY, PLEDGES TO CONTINUE STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN U.S.-KAZAKHSTAN

ALMATY, 3 October – The U.S. Consulate General is pleased to announce the arrival of Mr. Eric Meyer, the new Consul General of the United States of America in Almaty.  Consul General Meyer’s geographic responsibilities include the Almaty, Zhambyl, Turkestan, Kyzylorda Oblasts, and Shymkent city. “It is an honor—a great honor—to be the United States ...
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UNITED STATES HOSTS THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CENTRAL ASIA TRADE FORUM IN TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NBA LAUNCHES JR. NBA INITIATIVES IN KAZAKHSTAN

– New Partnership will Teach the Values of the Game through Sustainable Sports Diplomacy – ASTANA, November 6-7, 2017 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today a new, youth-focused partnership in Kazakhstan that includes the launch of two Jr. NBA NBF KZ Basketball Leagues in partnership with the National Basketball Federation of Kazakhstan, along with five Jr. NBA ...
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New American Space in Almaty opens to the public

ALMATY, October 20 — The U.S. Consulate General opened its new American Space Almaty as an anchor tenant at SmArt.Point after a full renovation and redesign.  The American Space is a community center and collaborative laboratory where citizens of Almaty can explore new ideas and develop new skills.  It hosts Makerspace Almaty, an innovative technology ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Conviction of Kazakhstani Civil Society Activists Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan

STATEMENT BY THE U.S. DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN KAZAKHSTAN Conviction of Kazakhstani Civil Society Activists Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan The decision of the Kazakhstani regional court in Atyrau to convict and sentence Kazakhstani citizens Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan to five years in prison each for their alleged roles in organizing peaceful demonstrations in the ...
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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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“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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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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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.-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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Official Statement of the U.S. Embassy regarding the tragic death of children adopted from Kazakhstan

The United States Mission in Kazakhstan is shocked and saddened by the recent tragic and senseless deaths of two teenage boys, who were born in Kazakhstan and adopted by an American family. This incident joins the people of Kazakhstan and the United States in common grief. American law enforcement authorities are still determining the exact ...
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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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Memorandum of Cooperation between the U.S. Agency for International Development, the East Kazakhstan Region, and AES corporation

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the East Kazakhstan Region Akimat, and the AES Group of companies in Kazakhstan will sign a Memorandum of Cooperation on December 14th, 2015 in Ust-Kamenogorsk on developing an energy efficiency and energy savings program. In Kazakhstan, similar to many other countries around the world, a significant amount of energy is ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement for International Human Rights Day

  On December 10, 2015, the world celebrates the 65th International Human Rights Day, commemorating the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration, signed by the United States, Kazakhstan, and nearly every other member of the United Nations, states that the human rights specified in the ...
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United States pledges $7.6 million for ISTC Projects, including on Clean Energy and Seismic Monitoring Initiatives in Kazakhstan

On December 9 in Astana, the United States joined the European Union, Japan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, South Korea, Norway, and Kazakhstan in signing the Agreement Continuing the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC). This agreement establishes Kazakhstan as the host nation of the ISTC and enables the ISTC to continue its vital ...
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One of the world’s best breakdancers in Astana thanks to US Embassy Funding

The US Emabassy in Kazakhstan and the Dance Studio Hip Hop Culture 23 is putting on a breakdance festival/competition in Astana. Thanks to the Embassy’s financial assistance the break-dancers of Kazakhstan are able to invite to Kazakhstan one of the world’s best break dancers, Thias Lopez (Thesis). THESIS began B-Boying at the young age of ...
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Secretary Kerry travels to Kazakhstan

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is happy to announce the first visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Kazakhstan from November 1-3, as part of a broader trip by the U.S. Secretary of State to all five Central Asian republics. In Astana Secretary Kerry will meet with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and will conduct ...
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Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan from October 28 to November 3. While in Vienna, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. The Secretary will then travel to Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat ...
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Master class from RENOWNED us EXPERT ON BRANDING, creativity and business start ups

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, in partnership with Kazmedia Center’s media school and the Club of Foreign Editors, is holding a master class in Astana for editors-in-chief, journalists, producers and any other creative people across the industry on 7th October, 2015. This master class will be conducted by Peter Corbett, a globally sought speaker and ...
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Readout of the President Obama’s Meeting with Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev

President Obama met today with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.  The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, nuclear nonproliferation, and regional stability and economic development.  The leaders further discussed the importance of finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine that includes full implementation of the Minsk agreements.  The President also congratulated President Nazarbayev on ...
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Conference on Water Resource Analytical Techniques to be held in Astana next week.

The U.S. Geological Survey in coordination with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, JSC “National Company “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary”, U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the International Science and Technology Center are holding a training workshop entitled “Integrated Water Resource Analytical Techniques and Remote Sensing Applications in Support of Water ...
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U.S. Embassy opens American corner at the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

The U.S. Embassy invites media to cover the Grand Opening of the new American Corner in Astana.  Over the past ten years, the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan has worked closely with local libraries to offer the general public access to free English-language resources and programs related to the United States through its 11 information centers ...
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Remarks. Thomas M. Countryman

Remarks Thomas M. Countryman Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation IAEA Low Enriched Uranium Fuel Bank Agreement Signing Ceremony Astana, Kazakhstan Minister Idrissov, Minister Shkolnik, Director General Amano, Honored Guests: Establishing the IAEA Fuel Bank is an important and a complex achievement.  It is important that we recognize the many people who made ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Low Enriched Uranium Bank.

Representatives from around the globe are gathered in Astana, Kazakhstan, to launch the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank. Through this initiative, Member States of the IAEA will be able to access a ready reserve of nuclear material for fueling peaceful power reactors should they have difficulties securing such material on the international ...
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High level U.S. delegation due in Kazakhstan.

A high level U.S. delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman, will visit Astana on August 27-28 for the signing of an agreement between Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on establishing low-enriched uranium (LEU) ‘fuel bank’ in Kazakhstan. The document will be signed by Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov and IAEA ...
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The United States suspends FATCA penalties against Kazakhstani banks in order to allow time to conclude bilateral agreement

The United States suspends FATCA penalties against Kazakhstani banks in order to allow time to conclude bilateral agreement Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2010 (FATCA) requires banks that have any U.S. depositors to report on those U.S. depositors’ accounts to the U.S. Treasury.  Kazakhstan and the United States initialed a bilateral agreement regarding how such information ...
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Senior US Delegation in Astana for the Central and South Asia Regional Conference on Countering Violent Extremism

A high level U.S. delegation, led by Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowske, is in Astana from June 28 through June 30 for a conference of ministers and senior officials of 13 Central and South Asian states who will be meeting to discuss ways of countering violent extremism and developing a coordinated ...
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Remarks by Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske at South and Central Asia CVE Regional Conference

Remarks as prepared by Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske South and Central Asia CVE Regional Conference Astana, Kazakhstan June 29, 2015  South and Central Asia Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Regional Conference Prime Minister Massimov, Foreign Minister Idrissov, Prosecutor General Daulbayev, other ministers from the region, and distinguished colleagues, thank you. It is a unique pleasure to ...
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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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Issuance of Visas Halted due to Technical Htch

U.S. Embassies around the world are currently experiencing technical problems with passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.  We are working urgently to correct the problems and restore our system to full operational status as soon as possible. Due to these worldwide consular systems ...
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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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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. 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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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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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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Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Remarks on an Enduring Vision for Central Asia

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Brookings Institute Washington, D.C. Highlights  Today, there are those who look at the drawdown of our forces from Afghanistan and see through that a region of declining importance to the United States.  Nothing could be further from the truth. … The lens through which we view Central Asia may have changed, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Deputy Secretary Visits Astana

From June 25-26, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman made his third visit to Kazakhstan in his current capacity, this time speaking with public and private officials in Astana. Mr. Poneman discussed energy issues with Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev, Minister of Foreign Affairs ...
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Strengthening Ties between Kazakhstan and ISTC: New ISTC Head-Quarters in Astana History of ISTC

For more than 20 years the International Science and Technology Center has been the leading organization in funding and managing scientific cooperation and nonproliferation activities between countries of the former Soviet Union and the European Union, United States, Japan and South Korea.  During this period 1 billion dollars has flowed through ISTC to support approximately ...
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Karl Idsvoog, Expert in Multimedia Reporting, to visit Kazakhstan

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission is pleased to announce that it will host Professor Karl Idsvoog of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University of Ohio, in Astana May 12-15, Pavlodar May 16-18, and Almaty May 19-24. Prof. Idsvoog will conduct lectures, seminars, workshops, and trainings for journalists, bloggers, students, teachers, state ...
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Media Advisory

On Tuesday April 1 at 16:30, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal will give a speech on Kazakhstan-U.S. bilateral relations to the students of Eurasian National University. Interested press representatives will be allowed to ask questions along the students. Address: Auditorium # 303, Main Building of Eurasian National University, ...
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Dale Carnegie Training Company to Launch in Almaty and Astana

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan and the U.S. Commercial Service in partnership with Itlect LLP will launch one of the world’s largest training companies in Kazakhstan — Dale Carnegie Training. The Grand Opening will be in Astana and Almaty, March 12 and 14 respectively, at 9:00 a.m.  Michael Klecheski, Charge d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy, ...
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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Almaty City Akimat and «posadiderevo.kz» Team up to Launch Anti-littering Campaign in Almaty

Almaty – The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Almaty city Akimat and local environmental nongovernmental organization PosadiDerevo.kz launched an anti-littering civic education and youth awareness campaign with the premiere of a public service announcement (PSA) in Almaty on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5 PM at the Bekmambetov Cinema. The PSA will be screened on Khabar ...
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U.S. Consulate General Opens a New American Corner in Almaty

ALMATY, January 22 — The U.S. Consulate General launched a new American Corner in Almaty in partnership with the State Children’s Library named after S.Begalin. The American Corner in Almaty just relocated to the State Children’s Library after a full renovation and redesign. Featuring modern facilities, new technical equipment and even more information resources, the ...
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