Kazakh Foreign Minister discussed the development of strategic partnership with the US Secretary of State


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Kazakh Foreign Minister Murat Nurtileu met with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during his visit to Washington to discuss the progressive development of an expanded strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and the United States in the political, commercial, economic, and humanitarian spheres.

Nurtileu emphasised the balanced nature of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy, paying special attention to the pragmatic implementation of Kazakhstan’s transport and logistics, infrastructure, and trade and investment potential by attracting advanced American technologies, strengthening business ties between the two countries, and building mutually beneficial trade relations, Trend reported on Wednesday, citing the Foreign Ministry. Last year, the volume of trade between the two countries increased by 33 per cent, reaching $4 billion.

The foreign ministers praised the cooperation between the two countries in energy security, critical minerals, climate, peacekeeping and other areas.

The US Secretary of State welcomed the coherence and systematic nature of the programme of fundamental reforms of the President of Kazakhstan, Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and stressed that Washington is ready to fully support the practical implementation of these reforms. Blinken stressed that the United States recognises Kazakhstan’s genuine leadership on many global issues.

The sides also discussed the expansion of the “C5+1” dialogue and the implementation of the agreements reached at the first summit of this format in New York last September.

At the end of the meeting, the sides agreed to continue the dialogue on all topical issues on the bilateral agenda.