U.S. Secretary of State welcomes consistency of fundamental reforms initiated by President Tokayev

Kazakh FM, U.S. Secretary of State discuss bilateral cooperation in Washington, D.C.
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Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu visited Washington, D.C., where he met with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The sides discussed the dynamic development of the enhanced strategic partnership between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United States across a wide range of political, trade, economic and humanitarian spheres, the press service of the Kazakh MFA reported Mar 26.

Emphasizing the balanced nature of the foreign policy of Kazakhstan, Foreign Minister Nurtleu focused on pragmatic implementation of transport and logistics, infrastructure, trade and investment potential of Kazakhstan, including through attracting advanced American technologies, strengthening business contacts and achieving mutually beneficial trade relations. Over the past year, trade turnover between the countries increased by 33%, reaching $4 billion.

The Kazakh Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State highly appreciated the two countries’ cooperation in the field of energy security, critical minerals, climate, peacekeeping, etc.

U.S. Secretary of State welcomes consistency of fundamental reforms initiated by President  Tokayev
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Secretary Blinken welcomed the consistency of fundamental reforms initiated by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and underlined Washington's readiness to continue its full assistance in implementing the reforms.

“The United States recognize Kazakhstan's true leadership in many global issues,” stated Blinken.

The parties also discussed opportunities to expand the “C5+1” dialogue and further implement agreements of the first-ever Summit held in New York in September, 2023.

In conclusion, the parties agreed to continue the dialogue on relevant bilateral agenda issues.

U.S. Secretary of State welcomes consistency of fundamental reforms initiated by President  Tokayev
Photo credit: mfa.gov.kz

 

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