U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 13:04
So there are both tremendous opportunities but also still tremendous challenges that need to be undertaken. Again, I think we really want to continue to increase our cooperation in Kazakhstan on these because again, many of these international organizations are based here in Almaty, things like CAREC where a lot of this information exchange has to take place.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:49
The U.S. partnership with Kazakhstan has grown dramatically over the last 20 years, as Kazakhstan has become a regional and increasingly global leader. Kazakhstan has been the strongest advocate in this region of the New Silk Road, of strengthening economic and commercial linkages across South and Central Asia to connect the region more closely with the rest of Asia and Europe.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:26
I think what’s happened today shows that there is now not only regional buy-in into the concept of regional integration but there is also now concrete progress being made in many many different spheres that show that these countries are putting their own resources into this effort and really believe it. I really want to commend them again, and particularly Kazakhstan and Afghanistan for really driving this progress and process.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 11:43
There is no escaping the simple fact that Afghanistan’s fortunes are tied to its neighborhood, just as the neighborhood’s fortunes are tied to Afghanistan. We look forward to continuing to work with all of you to ensure that Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia realize their shared aspiration for a stable, secure, and prosperous future.