Government • 23 August, 2018

Bakytzhan Sagintayev meets with US Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Krol

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August 23 in Ukimet Uyi the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Kazakhstan George Krol.

At the meeting, topical issues of bilateral cooperation in the spheres of economy, trade and investment, strengthening of friendly relations were discussed. Also, the results of Ambassador Krol’s diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan were summarized.

"After the visit of our Head of State Nrusultan Nazarbayev to Washington, the contacts strengthened even more. In general, during the time of work, the economic component of our relations has reached a higher level," Prime Minister Sagintayev said.

To date, bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and the US have been brought to the level of an expanded strategic partnership. Following the results of the Prime Minister Sagintayev’s working visit to California and New York which took place in April 2017, the Consulate General was opened in San Francisco, where the combined offices of Zerde, Astana Hub, Alatau techno park work on digitalization projects. As part of the work of the Consulate General, Kazakhstan's cooperation with the US South-West is developing, incl. with the leading American companies located in the Silicon Valley.

In addition, during the meeting the sides discussed plans for further strengthening of business ties between the countries.

In his turn, Krol stressed the special role and strategy of the President Nazarbayev in developing and strengthening friendly relations with all states.

"The role played by Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council has a huge effect. Kazakhstan is a country that was part of the Soviet Union 26 years ago, and now it is the leading country in the region and in the world. The policy of your President to neighboring countries is very important for stabilizing relations," the ambassador said.

George Krol has been working as ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Kazakhstan since January 8, 2015.

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