Washington D.C., 1 May 2023 (TDI): Kairat Umarov, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, and senior U.S. government spokespeople recently had a string of productive bilateral discussions. They studied the outcomes of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s visit to Kazakhstan and strategies for advancing their bilateral strategic partnership.

The Kazakh Foreign Minister met with the White House, State Department, Department of Defense, and House of Representatives of the United States Congress representatives. Both countries emphasized their shared priorities in politics, security, and trade during these sessions. They also reiterated their dedication to fostering constructive collaboration.

The Kazakh diplomat informed American officials about the ongoing reforms in Kazakhstan, including the results of the recent parliamentary elections. The United States reaffirmed its support for Kazakhstan’s efforts to implement these reforms and welcomed progress.

One of the highlights of the visit was the meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland. They reviewed energy and regional security issues. The conversations with the First Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, Richard Verma, focused on strengthening people-to-people ties and interaction in the consular sphere.

Meetings with Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation Elliot Kang and Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Enforcement of Agreements Mallory Stewart addressed the importance of ensuring the non-proliferation regime, nuclear energy development, and the establishment of the International Biological Safety Agency.

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Bilateral talks with members of Congress centered around developing inter-parliamentary connections and creating lasting normal trade relations between Kazakhstan and the United States. The delegation also advocated for repealing the Jackson-Venic amendment, which would strengthen trade and economic relations between the two countries.

The successful visit of the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan reveals the continued commitment of Kazakhstan and the United States to building a solid and strategic partnership.

Both nations have a shared vision for a stable and prosperous Central Asia. They are uniting to accomplish their shared goal. The discussions also highlighted the significance of continuous dialogue and cooperation in promoting the region’s peace, security, and economic growth.

Kazakhstan is a valuable ally of the United States. Both countries’ governments look forward to continuing to work closely with each other to strengthen the bonds between the two nations. They are optimistic about the relationship’s future.