Kazakhstan president meets with US political, expert community in New York

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s visit to New York began on September 23 with a meeting with the US political and expert community held with the assistance of the influential American analytical center Atlantic Council, the president’s press service reported.

During the meeting, the Kazakh president elaborated on the current state and prospects of development of the Kazakh-American relations, the main priorities of foreign policy, trade, economic and investment potential of Kazakhstan.

Tokayev said that the development of cooperation with the United States is of special importance for Kazakhstan.

He reminded that the USA is one of the largest investors in the economy of Kazakhstan — the total volume of American investments in the country has exceeded 45 billion US dollars.

Tokayev also informed the American partners about the successful implementation of a number of joint projects in the energy sector and drew attention to the availability of new opportunities for expanding cooperation in agriculture and high technologies.

According to the president, Kazakhstan intends to continue to strengthen long-term economic contacts with American business.

The American participants of the event highly appreciated the level of bilateral cooperation, noting the wide potential for further strengthening of mutually beneficial strategic partnership with Kazakhstan.

Atlantic Council, established in 1961, is one of the leading analytical and scientific centers of the United States.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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