The United States, on December 25, 1991, was the first country to recognize Kazakhstan’s independence following the break up of the Soviet Union. Kazakh - U.S. Relations are built on the cornerstone of nuclear nonproliferation and security, and over the course of 25 years has grown to include strong bilateral cooperation on trade, regional security and the stabilization of Afghanistan, regional economic integration, and development of civil society, rule of law and democracy. The steadfast bilateral relationship between the US and Kazakhstan is built upon a foundation of trust and mutual respect, and at any time exclude no topic or issue.
My sincere congratulations to Mr Joe Biden @JoeBiden on his election as President of the United States of America. Look forward to having productive cooperation between our two countries in the areas of mutual interest.— Qasym-Jomart Toqayev (@TokayevKZ) November 7, 2020
Progress on mutually prioritized issues is guided by the Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue. The ESPD is described by the White House as An Enhanced Partnership for the 21st Century, to which Kazakhstan agrees. The ESPD is convened annually, and most recently discussed on December 10, 2020, and on December 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C., preceeding a visit by Foreign Minister Tileuberdi.
Ambassador Kazykhanov delivers opening remarks at the ESPD virtual meeting this morning. Very informative discussion and exchange of views on wide range of #KZUS bilateral issues. pic.twitter.com/5O8X9MNm3L— Kazakh🇰🇿Embassy DC (@KazakhEmbassy) December 9, 2020
President Tokayev hosted Secretary of State Pompeo in Nur-Sultan in Feburary 2020 where trade, security and other shared priorities were discussed.
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US Strategy for Central Asia 2019-2025
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