US Relations

Economic Cooperation

Kazakhstan has attracted significant foreign investment since independence. The U.S. is one of Kazakhstan’s most important economic partners. Bilateral cooperation was affirmed by President Donald J. Trump and President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House in January 2018. The two leaders resolved to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, and people-to-people relationships through regular high-level meetings within the framework of an Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who was sworn in as the new President of Kazakhstan on March 20, 2019, reaffirmed his commitment to continue the country’s foreign and economic policy.

Growth Across the Board

Kazakhstan and the US have shown strong and steady commercial relations across all major indices that measure economic activity.

Trade & Commerce

Kazakhstan is the most efficient and investment-friendly transit hub for the greater Eurasia region. By 2020 the country aims to become a key logistics hub for Eurasia and beyond by developing transportation and export centers on the territory.... Read more

Foreign Direct Investment

The US is one of the leading foreign direct investors in Kazakhstan. The foreign direct investment (FDI) from the United States to Kazakhstan in the first half of 2018 reached $2.79 billion, a 44.7 percent increase compared to the same period i... Read more

Energy Partnership

The United States pays great attention to energy cooperation and has supported Kazakhstan in its efforts to increase its role in ensuring global energy security. The Energy Partnership Commission that was established in 2003, p... Read more

Science & Technology

Another prominent initiative is the Science and Technology Commission, which was launched June 24-25, 2013 in Astana by the U.S. State Department and the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan.

By creating a di... Read more

US Companies in Kazakhstan

U.S. companies were among the very first to do business in a newly independent Kazakhstan. The path these early American multinationals and investors first trudged has since 1991 worn well-trodden for other foreign investors, large companies, s... Read more