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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Lyazzat Alshinova: Confidence in my strengths and abilities.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN. Graduate of the Department of State’s IVLP program ‘NGO Management of Youth Programs’. Having completed the program, I set up a public foundation Zamandas21 whose   main recipients were children and teenagers from low income and large families. Since 2010 we have been organizing after school activities ...
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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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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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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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Opening speech at the Closing Ceremony of the second stage of the K9 Explosives Detection Course

September 27, 2016   Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues from the governments of Kazakhstan, Austria, and from the OSCE. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the U.S. Embassy today for the official closing ceremony of the K9 Explosives Detection Training Course. In our day-to-day activities, we do not always notice the valuable work conducted ...
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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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Kazakhstani scientists fight diseases at the new U.S.-supported Central Reference Laboratory.

Ambassador at Large Senbayev, Dr. George, and distinguished guests – it is a great pleasure to be here with all of you.  Over the past 25 years, cooperation between the United States and Kazakhstan has made the world a safer place.  We can point to many examples, from our work to secure material from the ...
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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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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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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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Secretary of State John Kerry: Message on the Occasion of Nowruz

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 19, 2016   I am delighted to join President Obama in wishing a happy, healthy, and prosperous Nowruz to all our friends around the world who celebrate this holiday. As Americans, we rejoice along with all those from the Islamic Republic of Iran to Central ...
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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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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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