(The Astana Times) Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov visited the United States on Dec. 10-11 to meet with top American officials to advance bilateral relations and discuss challenges on the global agenda.
“I am very proud that today we will have the third meeting of our Strategic Partnership Dialogue with Secretary Kerry and I coming here to confirm our strong desire to further cement the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and the United States and take it to the future,” stated Idrissov prior to a Dec. 10 meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
“We’re very grateful for Kazakhstan’s engagement with us on a number of issues – nonproliferation, issues of Afghanistan, trade, development,” Kerry said. “And I think it’s fair to say that in the region the relationship between the United States and Kazakhstan is really one of the most consequential for us, and we’re very grateful for the leadership that Kazakhstan has been showing,” he added.
The Strategic Partnership Dialogue is currently the only mechanism of such type in the relations between the Central Asian states and Washington that provides a platform for Kazakhstan and the U.S. to maintain a dialogue on bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation. […]
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