BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 13
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan is a leader in Central Asia, and the US considers the country to be a reliable partner in the region, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Pompeo made the statement during the negotiations with Kazakhstan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi during his official visit to Washington DC.
The program of Tileuberdi’s visit started with a bilateral meeting with Pompeo.
“We attach great importance to further expansion of cooperation with US, which is developing in the spirit of trust and mutual understanding. This is why Kazakhstan and US have reached the level of expanded strategic partnership,” Tileuberdi said.
As noted during negotiations, Kazakhstan’s commitment to further strengthening of cooperation with US was emphasized during the visit of Kazakhstan’s President Kassym Jomart Tokayev to New York in September of this year.
“We consider Kazakhstan to be the key partner in maintaining of regional security,” Pompeo said.
Tileuberdi also held negotiations with the leadership of US National Security Council and US congressmen.
Furthermore, Тлеуберди visited headquarters of World Bank in Washington.
During the meeting with World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller, parties talked relevant issues of bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and financial institutes of the bank.
As noted by Muller, the Board of Directors of World Bank has supported the country strategy of partnership between World Bank and Kazakhstan for 2020-2025. Parties also discussed the joint project in area of agriculture development for 2020-2024.
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