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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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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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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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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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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Future Leaders Exchange Program 2021-2022

The exchange program for high school students (FLEX) provides high-school students a chance of free training in the US for one year. The FLEX program is sponsored by the State Department of the United States of America and accepts high school students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Greece,  Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, …

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USAID Completes Successful HIV Flagship Program in Central Asia

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, August 6, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its successful HIV Flagship program in Central Asia. In Kazakhstan, the program included HIV testing, linking HIV-positive people with social services, and introducing self-tests to East Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions. To reduce the number of new HIV cases and reduce …

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We Stand with Kazakhstan against human trafficking

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

July 9, 2020 Joint Statement for the Press on C5+1 High-Level Dialogue The text of the following statement was released by the Government of the United States of America and the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the occasion of a …

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Ambassador Moser: Congratulatory Message on the Occasion of the 244th Anniversary of the U.S. Independence Day.

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

For Immediate Release June 22, 2020 UNITED STATES SUPPORTS THE PROCUREMENT OF COVID-19 LABORATORY SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT IN KAZAKHSTAN Almaty, 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 U.S. …

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The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, through its Defense Threat Reduction Agency provides a second delivery of PPE to the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan

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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The U.S. Provides Additional Funds to Kazakhstan to Strengthen the Fight Against COVID-19

May 22, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – As part of the comprehensive response against COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Government announced an additional $1.5 million in funding through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Kazakhstan. To date USAID has provided approximately $3.11 million in new emergency relief funding to help Kazakhstan respond to the …

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U.S. Government Provides $750,000 to Fight Measles Outbreak in Kazakhstan

May 12, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The U.S. Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID) provided more than 321 million tenge ($750,000) to support Kazakhstan’s response efforts against the recent measles outbreak. USAID is providing these funds through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to identify root causes of the measles outbreak, raise public …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Design and Implementation of a Blended Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Media Literacy

In light of the restrictive travel and public gathering environments we face globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan invites interested applicants to submit one or two proposals in response to the reference Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFO). One proposal may be based on “business as usual” environments, where international …

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The U.S. Provides Additional Funding for Risk Communication and Infection Prevention and Control to Support Kazakhstan’s Response to COVID-19

May 11, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional 214 million tenge ($500,000), bringing the total U.S. Government contribution to over 1.6 billion tenge ($3.79 million) to support Kazakhstan’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional funding will be provided …

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Telephonic Press Briefing with CDC on COVID-19 Support in Central Asia

Special Briefing Via Telephone DR. Daniel Singer, Regional Director For Central Asia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) May 6, 2020   Moderator:  Hi, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome the participants joining this discussion.  Today we are pleased to be joined by Dr. Daniel …

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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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The U.S. provides additional assistance to Kazakhstan to respond to COVID-19

April 22, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional 348 million tenge ($800,000) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Kazakhstan. The United States has a long and successful track record of working in partnership with Kazakhstan, now providing critical, …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

READOUT April 7, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: ‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.  Secretary Pompeo and President Tokayev  emphasized the importance of strong U.S.-Kazakhstan cooperation in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Secretary praised the …

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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kazakhstan: More than $800,000 in health assistance will help prepare laboratory systems, activate case-finding and event-based surveillance, support technical experts for response and preparedness, bolster risk communication, and more. This new assistance builds upon U.S. investments of more than $86 million in health and more than $2 billion in total assistance over the last 20 years. …

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The United States supports Kazakhstan’s efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak

March 17, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan— Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) to the City Center for Ambulance Services in Nur-Sultan.  This equipment is part of the United States government’s early assistance to Kazakhstan to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus disease, …

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Ambassador Moser Promotes American Agricultural Companies at AgriTek in Nur-Sultan.

Ambassador Moser Opens the USA Pavilion at AgriTek: “Kazakhstan holds tremendous potential for agribusiness and U.S. companies. The United States is the world’s largest food exporter.  We are home to some of the world’s most productive agricultural producers. They work in climatic conditions very similar to Kazakhstan. Our technologies and know-how can increase efficiencies in …

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Kazakhstani Military Personnel at Arizona National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition 2020

Congratulations to Kazakhstani soldiers MSG Pavel Shishkin, SGT Yertilek Bekbolatov, and SGT Nurbol Dauletov for their hard work and and warrior spirit in the Arizona National Guard (AZNG) Best Warrior Competition-2020 and Information Exchange, which took place on March 2-5 across 4 Arizona National Guard training sites. These events were part of the State Partnership Program between Kazakhstan and the …

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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Family Members of Ethnic Kazakhs Affected by the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China

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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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Kazakhstani First President Nazarbayev

02/02/2020 08:53 AM EST Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Kazakhstani First President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Secretary Pompeo discussed a range of global and regional issues with Kazakhstan’s elder statesman and praised the breadth and depth of the …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Kazakhstan (FACT SHEET)

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 1, 2020 Secretary Pompeo will travel to Kazakhstan on February 1-2, where he will meet with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, First President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi to reaffirm our enhanced strategic partnership and discuss avenues to increase bilateral trade and investment. THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN ARE PARTNERS IN COUNTERTERRORISM AND FORCES …

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2020 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program brings international secondary-level teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.

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The United States and Kazakhstan Sign Open Skies Agreement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE January 6, 2020 We are pleased to announce that the United States and Kazakhstan have signed the Air Transport (Open Skies) Agreement. U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan William H. Moser signed the Agreement on behalf of the United States and Kazakhstani Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development …

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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON December 30, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; and Nicosia, Cyprus from January 3-7.  Secretary Pompeo will travel to Kyiv on January 3, where he will meet with President …

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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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“Take-off” with the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty and U.S. Astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker During 2019 Space Week!

Almaty – From October 4 to 10, the U.S. Consulate General and American Space Almaty, in partnership with Chevron, are hosting a week-long celebration of science and technology achievements through a series of fun, creative, and education-related events. Space Week 2019 will be celebrated around the world in honor of the 50th anniversary of the …

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U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program

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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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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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

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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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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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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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