Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev met with the U.S. delegation

Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev met with the U.S. delegation

Astana hosted a meeting of the Kazakhstan-U.S. Commission on Enhanced Strategic Partnership. Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev met with the U.S. delegation led by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells. They discussed a number of key partnership aspects, including five agreements signed during President Nazarbayev’s visit to the United States in January, Kazakhstan’s membership in the UN Security Council and the republic’s initiatives to establish security and stability in Central Asia. According to Alice Wells, the two countries have a large potential for expanding cooperation in the cultural, humanitarian and business areas.

ALICE WELLS, U.S. PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS:

- We’re looking forward to our colleagues to continuing with this day-long series of discussions literally touch on every aspect of relations both bilateral and global. And it truly reflects I think the commitment and desire of both of our countries to increase the partnership in ways that are visible to both of our public and I would say it’s a final note, I look forward to later today to have a conversation on Kazakhstan’s ambitious program of trilingual education.